Nicknamed "Scrappy," Segaloff was the coxswain (steers and directs) for the United States' men's eight-with-coxswain team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The U.S. finished first in their preliminary heat (5:44.87), and advanced to the final, where they placed fifth with a time of 5:48.45. Segaloff recently wrote a book entitled Seat With A View: Inside the 1996 U.S. Olympic Men's Crew which followed the U.S. team for four years leading up to the Olympic Games.
Segaloff, whose father Jim practiced law with Senator Joe Lieberman, began rowing at the age of 14 with the New Haven Rowing Club (Jim is also the president of the club). While attending Cornell (class of 1992), Segaloff finished fifth at the 1991 NCAA Championships and fourth the following year.
In 1993, Segaloff joined the U.S. National Rowing team and was coxswain at the World Championships, where the U.S. finished third. The following year, he led the U.S. to a first-place finish at the World Championships, setting a world record in the process. That year at the Goodwill Games, Segaloff also won the gold medal in the 1000-meter eights, and the bronze medal in the 500-meter. In 1995, the U.S. finished third at the World Championships, and Segaloff won gold medals in the fours and eights at the Pan American Games.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. July 21, 1970
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
Jewish Sports Review, November/December 1997 issue (Volume 1, Issue 4)
New York Times, July 21-August 3, 1996