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Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Issaquah, Wash.

High School:
Issaquah

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 210


High School Sports: Baseball, basketball and golf.
Major at Washington: Political Science.

Husky Rowing Experience: 2005 (Junior) -- Rowed all season in the No. 2 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... a second-team All-Pac-10 academic selection ... rowed in UW's eight that competed at The Great Race in New Zealand during September. 2004 (Sophomore) - Sat in the No. 5 seat in UW's crew that won the junior varsity eight event at the Washington State dual. 2003 (Freshman) -- Rowed in the bow of the freshman eight that placed fourth at the IRA championships ... helped the Huskies win the freshman eight at the Windermere Cup.

Personal: Son of Robin Lee-Smith and Ernie Smith ... father is a banker and mother is an English teacher ... has an older sister, Andrea (26).

I chose Washington because: It was the best fit for me.
The best thing about Seattle is: The mountains and trees.
My best race was: 2005 IRAs. It was a culmination of the year. The crew came together for one last row and we won it.
After I graduate, I plan to: Attend graduate school.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

Smith says: "Make it what you want."

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