Tom Paradiso

Rowing

Thomas Paradiso

Height: 6-1
Weight: 150
Birthplace: Abington, Pa.
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pa.
Residence: Princeton, N.J.                                                                    
High School: Chestnut Hill Academy
Undergraduate Education: University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology,2002
Employer: Mercer Junior Rowing Club
Began Rowing: 1995 - Chestnut Hill Academy
Club Affiliations: USRowing Training Center
Training Location: West Windsor, N.J.
Current Coaches: John Parker
Years on National Team: Seven - 2001-07, Senior
Event (s): Lightweight Sweep/Sculls

Facts of Interest:
Tom has won medals at the world championships on both port and starboard sides. He coaches high school rowers at Mercer Junior Rowing Club in West Windsor, N.J. Every member of Tom's immediate family has tried rowing. Tom credits his mother's acupuncture treatments as one of the reasons he has been able to compete at the elite level. After rowing, Tom plans on coaching and continuing his education. His other hobbies include listening to and remixing music, watching movies, running, surfing, traveling, snowboarding, reading and riding his Ducati. 

International Results:
2007, Head of the Charles, Men's Lightweight Eight, 1st
2007, FISA World Championships, Men's Lightweight Four, 11th
2007, FISA World Cup - Lucerne, Men's Lightweight Four, 14th
2007, FISA World Cup - Linz, Men's Lightweight Four, 6th
2006, Head of the Charles, Men's Championship Single, 6th
2006, FISA World Championships, Men's Lightweight Four, 9th
2005, Head of the Charles, Men's Championship Single, 5th
2005, FISA World Championships, Men's Lightweight Four, 9th

National Results:
2008, National Selection Regatta #2, Men's Lightweight Pair, 4th
2007, U.S. National Championships, Men's Lightweight Four, 1st
2007, Pan American Games Trials, Men's Lightweight Four, 1st
2007, National Selection Regatta #2, Men's Lightweight Pair, 3rd
2006, National Selection Regatta #3, Men's Lightweight Pair, 2nd
2006, National Selection Regatta #2, Men's Lightweight Pair, 1st
2005, National Selection Regatta #2, Men's Lightweight Double Sculls, 3rd
2005, National Selection Regatta #1, Men's Lightweight Single Sculls, 5th

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