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Matt Sobotka
Matt Sobotka


Sarasota, Fla.

High School:
Riverview High



2013-2014 (Senior): Consistentlyfilled the fourth seat for the varsity eight crew that came in second place to California, Stanford and Oregon State during the Stanford Invite in April as well as against Northeastern and in a meet with Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology...rowed second seat in the Eastern Conference Sprints where the varsity eight crew placed seventh overall...helped the varsity eight crew secure an eleventh-place finish overall in the 2014 Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships.

2012-2013 (Junior): Filled the sixth seat for the varsity eight crews that finished secondbehind California and Stanford at spring races against the teams...rowed in the varsity eight fourth seat during the boat's second-place finishes in imeets against Northeastern, and Boston University and Massachussetts Institute of Technology...helped the varsity eight squad earn a third-place overall title at the 2013 Eastern Conference Sprints and a tenth-place overall finish at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships.

2010-2011 (Freshman): Rowed fifth seat for the first novice eight squads that defeated Oregon State and Stanford and took second place behind California at spring races against the teams...filled the eighth seat of the first novice eight boat that won a meet against Michigan...competed in the sixth seat for the first novice eight boats that took secondin a race againstBoston University and finished in second place at a meet involving Dartmouth and Massachussetts Institute of Technology...assisted the first novice eight crews in claiming a second-place finish amongst all Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges conference teams at the 2011 Eastern Conference Sprints and another second-place title at the 2011 Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships.

High School: Rowed for four years ... part of silver medal lightweight double boat at the 2008 Youth Nationals ... member of 2008 USA Jr. National Team

Personal: Parents are David and Kim ... has one brother, Chad, and one sister, Stefanie ... father, David, played football for Western Michigan ... sister, Stefanie, rowed for the University of Jacksonville ... brother, Chad, played baseball at the University of South Carolina Upstate ... intended major is economics.

What Wisconsin Rowingmeans to you: Working thehardest and being the toughest.

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