David Smith

Statistics

Date of birth

2/17/1986

Height

5’10”

Weight

155

Began Rowing

2001, Lakeside School Crew

Hometown

Seattle, Wash.

Birthplace

Seattle, Wash.

Current residence

Seattle, Wash.

High School

The Lakeside School

Undergraduate Education

Dartmouth College, Italian Language and Literature, 2008

Graduate Education

Harvard University, Landscape Architecture, 2011

Training Location

Seattle, Wash.

Current Coach

Clive Cooper

Club Affiliations

New York Athletic Club, Pocock Rowing Center

Teams

Senior

2012-2013, 2015, 2017

National Teams

Five – Senior, 2012-13, 2015, 2017-18

International Results

2017

World Rowing Championships

Sixth, lightweight men's four

International Results

Finished third in the lightweight pair at the 2018 World Rowing Championships...Placed sixth in the lightweight four at the 2017 World Rowing Championships...Won bronze in the lightweight eight at the 2015 World Rowing Championships…Finished seventh in the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2013 World Rowing Championships...Finished eighth in the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2012 World Rowing Senior and Junior Championships.

National Results

Placed first in the lightweight four at the 2017 U.S. Senior and Para World Championship Trials...Won the lightweight eight in the 2015 Senior I World Championship Trials...Won the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2013 World Championships Trials…Finished third in the lightweight single sculls at the 2013 USRowing National Championships...Won the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2012 World Rowing Non-Olympic Senior Championship Trials…Won the lightweight quadruple sculls at 2012 USRowing National Championships...Finished first in the lightweight single sculls at 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta…Took third place in the lightweight single sculls at the 2010 Head of the Charles…Took third in the lightweight pair, second in the lightweight quadruple sculls and first in the lightweight eight at the 2010 USRowing National Championships...Won the lightweight quadruple sculls at 2008 Canadian Henley...Placed first and set a course record (5:38.89) in lightweight varsity eight at the 2007 Eastern Sprints...Finished third in the single sculls at the 2004 Junior World Championships Trials.

Personal

Dave is the lead singer of The Blades, an all-rower band with the Riverside Boat Club and the world’s fittest band. He plans to continue rowing to find the highest possible level he can achieve, to keep improving until he reaches his best and then invest all his energy in starting a family of his own. Dave’s greatest athletic memory is winning the Eastern Spring with Dartmouth lightweight crew in 2007 and setting a course record. His great-grandfather, Orrin, was a minor league baseball player. Dave’s father is his personal hero. He suffered a bulging disc in 2011, forcing him to take 20 weeks off from rowing during the spring and summer.

We like these companies
Sponsors & Partners