Name: Laura Goodkind
Sport: Rowing
Classification: Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Skulls
Height: 5-7
Weight: 148
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
High School: The Forman School (Litchfield, Conn.) ‘04
College: Crafton Hills College ’09, Psychology, Liberal Studies, EMT-1; Southern California University of Health Sciences ’13, Chemisty; Whittier College ’16, Medical Practice and Policy/Positive Psychology
Team/Club: Miami Beach Rowing Club
Coach(es): Stephanie Parrish
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 10th (TAMix2x)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 U.S. Paralympic Trials, gold (mixed trunk and arms double sculls)
Personal: Goodkind, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant and has been having major reconstructive surgeries since age 3, found rowing in 2014. Her first coaching the sport of rowing was Ron Harvey, a fellow Paralympic athlete in the AS category....Daughter of Ken Goodkind and Barbara Gross…Has one brother, Adam…Her hobbies include sports, writing, volunteering at UCLA Santa Monica hospital, IKAR and being an ambassador for Angel City Sports.