Alex Twist


Date of birth






Began Rowing

2004, University of Puget Sound


Boston, Mass.


Norman, Okla.

Current residence

Boston, Mass.

High School

William J. Palmer

Undergraduate Education

University of Puget Sound, Mathematics, Economics, 2008

Graduate Education

University of Washington, Economics, 2017

Training Location

Boston, Mass.

Current Coach

David Lefebvre, Mark Grinberg

Club Affiliations

Riverside Boat Club

National Teams

Three – Senior, 2015, 2017, 2019

International Results

Finished third in the lightweight division at the 2019 World Rowing Indoor Championships...Finished sixth in the lightweight pair at the 2017 World Rowing Championships...Won bronze in the lightweight eight at the 2015 World Rowing Championships.

National Results

Won the lightweight pair at the 2019 Senior, U23, U19, Para World Championships Trials III...Won the lightweight double sculls at the 2018 National Selection Regatta...Placed first in the lightweight pair at the 2017 U.S. Senior and Para World Championship Trials...Finished second in the lightweight single sculls at the 2016 Head of the Charles...Won the lightweight eight in the 2015 Senior I World Championship Trials…Finished third in the lightweight single sculls at the 2013 USRowing Speed Order...Finished fifth in the lightweight double sculls at the 2012 Olympic Trials – Rowing…Finished ninth in the varsity four with coxswain at the 2007 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships.


Alex received the 2008 Ben Fusaro award for mathematical modeling and also was a 2007 winner for mathematical competition in modeling. He enjoys math, travel, and binge-watching TV. He started rowing in college to stay in shape.

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