High School Sports: Crew (four years)
High School Awards: Captain as a senior ... most inspirational as a junior and senior.
Major at Washington: Communications
Husky Rowing Experience1997 (Freshman): Rowed in the five seat on the freshman crew that posted an undefeated season capped by a Steward Cup victory at the IRA Championships, one of three races the Huskies won at the regatta ... the victory was the 10th all-time ... for a UW frosh crew, and first since 1969 ... rowed the five seat all season, as the Huskies claimed victories on Opening Day, at the San Diego Crew Classic and at the Pac-10 Championships.
1998 (Sophomore): Rowed in the six seat of the varsity eight that finished second at the IRA Championships ... finished second at the Pac-10 Championships ... helped UW win a fourth straight Copley Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic ... also posted victories in the Windermere Cup and in the annual dual regattas with California and Wisconsin ... named Husky Most Inspirational Rower ... rowed in the six seat for the US-under 23 team at the Nation's Cup in Greece, summer '98.
1999 (Junior): Moved to the five seat in the varsity eight ... finished third at IRA Championships, behind Cal and Princeton ... second at Pac-10 Championships ... helped Huskies capture a ninth straight Windermere Cup ... finished second to Cal in annual dual regatta ... second in grand final at San Diego Crew Classic ... rowed at Pan-Am Camp, summer '99.
Personal: Son of Sandra and Alan Chait ... earned team Most Inspirational Award in 1999 ... also received Chuck Holtz Award and 101 Scholar-Athlete honors for a second straight year ... enjoys photography ... interested in pursuing a career in television production ... worked at an independent television production company during the summer ... has one brother, Mark.
I chose Washington because: Seattle is great, the school is great, and the program is among the best.
The best thing about Seattle is: You are by the water and the mountains at the same time.
The best thing about UW is: There are always new people to meet.
Favorite class: Anthropology 100.
My best race was: IRA in 1997, when we won the National Championship.
After I graduate I plan to: Take a few years off and then go to graduate school.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Work hard, have fun, and win.
Chait says: "Rowing at Washington is about striving to be the best and stopping at nothing."