Name: David Banks
Sport: Rowing
Event: Men's Eight
Height: 6’2”
Current Residence: Berkley, Calif.
College: Stanford University

Olympic Experience:
  • 2008 Olympic Games, finished ninth in the four in Beijing
Career Highlights:
  • 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta, 1st (eight)
  • 2010 World Rowing Championships, 7th (eight)
  • 2010 Lucerne World Cup, 6th(eight)
  • 2010 US Rowing National Championships, 1st (eight)
  • 2009 World Rowing Championships, 5th (pair)
  • 2009 Lucerne World Cup, 3rd (pair)
  • 2009 Banyoles World Cup Stop, 7th (pair)
  • 2009 World Championship Trials, 1st (pair)
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 9th (four)
  • 2005 All Pac-10 Team

Fun Facts: David enjoys all sorts of music including old school, soul and hip-hop. His favorite movies include "Coming to America", "Braveheart", "Glory", "The Godfather". His favorite book is Malcolm X. Davids favorite Olympic moment is when Tommie Smith and John Carlos put up a fist, and black glove for solidarity, on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. His favorite sport other than rowing is basketball, and the sporting event he would most like a ticket to would be game seven of the NBA Finals

Learn more: 
US Rowing bio