High School Sports: Hockey and rowing.
High School Awards: Earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Major at Washington: Sociology.
Husky Rowing Experience: 2005 (Junior)--Rowed all season in the No. 7 seat with the junior varsity eight ... UW lost only one race, the IRA semifinal, before winning the national championship ... also collected a gold medal at the Pac-10 championships... won national championship in the pair with former UW teammate Scott Gault. 2004 (Sophomore)--Rowed in the No. 7 seat nearly the entire season with the varsity eight ... helped UW to its second straight Pac-10 title in the varsity eight event ... collected a silver medal with the varsity eight at the IRA championships ... moved into the varsity eight for the California dual, which UW won ... the Huskies also registered varsity eight victories in the Windermere Cup and Oregon State dual ... helped the Huskies win the San Diego Crew Classic junior varsity event. 2003 (Freshman)--Rowed in the Nos. 6 seat for the top freshman eight crew all season ... the Huskies' freshman eight won the Windermere Cup competition ... UW's top first-year crew finished fourth at the IRA National Championships.
Personal: Son of Sandra and Bruce Schmidt ... father is a business manager and mother is a teacher ... has a younger sister, Sarah (18) who rows at Michigan State, and one brother, Eric (20) ... received the Pro-Marksman Award from the NRA.
I chose Washington because: It has everything I love... mountains, ocean, a great big city, and Kenmore trap range.
The best thing about Seattle is: Garcias Gujadulabiara restaurant.
My best race was: Pac-10s 2004 because we laid down a huge sprint to take home the hardware.
After I graduate, I plan to: Become a firefighter.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Have fun doing IRA in a day with Michael Callahan.
Schmidt says: "Get big or die."