Birthplace: Arlington, Va.
Hometown: McLean, Va.
Residence: Princeton, N.J.
High School: McLean High School
Undergraduate Education: Rutgers University, Psychology, 2004
Occupation: Seasonal and Outside Gardening Associate
Employer: Home Depot
Began Rowing: McLean High School, 1997
Club Affiliations: Potomac Boat Club/Vesper Boat Club/USRowing Training Center
Training Location: Princeton, N.J.
Current Coaches: Kris Korzeniowski, Cameron Kiosoglous Matt Madigan
Years on National Team: Three - 2005-07, Senior
Event (s): Sculls
Facts of Interest:
Sam enjoys video games and going to Best Buy. He lists his most memorable sporting achievement as making the 2005 National Team. Sam's parents are the most influential people in his sporting career. He is an Eagle Scout. Sam says his personal hero is the underdog because it is usually someone that starts out with less, but thanks to persistence and determination, ends up with more. He believes the philosophy behind any underdog story is that in the end, you always get out of it what you put in it.
2007, FISA World Championships, Men's Double Sculls, 9th
2007, FISA World Cup - Lucerne, Men's Double Sculls, 7th
2007, FISA World Cup - Amsterdam, Men's Double Sculls, 8th
2006, FISA World Championships, Men's Quadruple Sculls, 8th
2005, FISA World Championships, Men's Double Sculls, 10th
2008, National Selection Regatta #2, Men's Double Sculls, 1st
2007, National Selection Regatta #3, Men's Double Sculls, 1st
2005, U.S. National Team Trials, Men's Double Sculls, 1st