Sam Melvin


Date of birth





160 lbs


Huntington Beach, Calif.


Long Beach, Calif.

Current residence

Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School

Huntington Beach High School

Undergraduate Education

Columbia University

Training Location

Newport Beach, Calif.

Current Coach

Dan McGill, Ian Simpson, Skip Kielt

Club Affiliations

SoCal Scullers

National Teams

Two – Under 23, 2018-2019

International Results

Placed third in the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.

National Results

Finished second in the under 23 lightweight single sculls at the 2017 Under 23 World Championships Trials...Won the lightweight division at the 2017 C.R.A.S.H.-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships.


Melvin got his start in rowing on the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, with Takapuna Grammar School. During his first year, he lost almost all of his races and believes there is hope for everyone in the sport. He enjoys playing guitar, relaxing with friends and family and watching films. He was named First-Team All-ACRA in 2017 and won the Outstanding Freshman Award at Orange Coast College in 2016.

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