Matt Beckwith is a sophomore from Saratoga Springs where he attended a high school of the same name. In high school, Matt captained the Varsity Golf team, played Varsity Basketball, and earned a Congressional Youth Medal. He rowed his first fall race at the Head of the Fish in his hometown. In the Spring, his First Novice Eight took second place at New Englands and the Knecht Cup and third place at the ECAC Championships. In his sophomore fall season, Matt earned a seat in the second Varsity Eight which placed 26th in the Collegiate Eight at the Head of the Charles and won the JV 8+ at the Head of the Fish.  Matt is the son of Ross and Kathleen and his brothers include Calvin and Quinn. He is a political science major in the College of Arts and Sciences.