Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Statistics

Date of birth

2/17/86

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, Honor Italian, 2008

Graduate Education

Harvard University, Landscape Architecture, 2011

Training Location

Charlottesville, Va.

Current Coach

Bruce Smith

Club Affiliations

New York Athletic Club

Teams

Senior

2012-2013, 2015, 2017

International Results

2017

World Rowing Championships

Sixth, lightweight men's four

International Results

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 third in the lightweight single sculls at the 2013 USRowing National 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…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 place in the lightweight quadruple sculls and first place 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 2007 Eastern Sprints...Finished third in the single sculls at 2004 Junior World Championships Trials.

Personal

Dave is the lead singer of The Blades, a band with the Riverside Boat Club, all rowers 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…His 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…His father is his personal hero…Dave suffered a bulging disc in forcing him to take 20 weeks off from rowing during the spring and summer of 2011...CreditsFrank Biller of the University of Virginia's men's team who helped him immeasurably... Says: "Without him and assistant coach Ben Carr and the squad at UVA (and the OMG) I would not have had this wonderful opportunity open to me. Thank you, VRA. Feeling lucky to be here!"

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