Junior (2014-15): Opened the season as four seat of the men’s championship 8 boat that finished 26th at the Head of the Charles (15:22.805) … sat six seat in the varsity 8 that came in fifth place in the Petite Final at the EARC Sprints Regatta (5:45.656) … at the IRA Regatta, he was six seat in the varsity 8 that won the third final and was 13th in the nation (5:43.054) … received the team’s Peter V.W. Gardner Award and the Thaddeus Seymour Rowing Award … represented Team USA at the World Rowing U23 Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Before Dartmouth: Played varsity soccer for four years and rowed for three … captain of both teams as a senior … Mid Atlantic Erg Sprints 2k Champion senior year.
Personal: Stuart Maeder is the son of Richard and Marybeth Maeder … enjoys skiing and photography.
Q&A With Stuart Maeder
I picked Dartmouth because to me, it has the perfect balance between academics and athletics. I also love the area of New Hampshire and plan on enjoying all of the winters on the Dartmouth Skiway.
How long have you been rowing and what got you interested?
I have been rowing since my freshman year of high school. I started rowing mostly because my cousins who rowed told me that I had all the needed physiological characteristics of a good rower.
Have you won any awards?
I won first place for the 17 year old 2k at the 2011 Mid Atlantic Erg Sprints. I also attended the 2011 US Junior National Team's Selection camp where I was placed at stroke seat for the US 4+ at Junior Worlds.
In the beginning of high school, I was really interested in going to Dartmouth as a soccer player, but ended up switching sports to rowing in recent years. I actually didn't know that Dartmouth had a crew team until one day I checked the athletic site and then realized that I could row for Dartmouth rather than play soccer for them.