Scot Fisher has been at the forefront of rowing for over thirty years. Fisher has piled up a plethora of First Place finishes and rowing Championships that stretch from Philadelphia’s Main Line to Princeton, NJ and includes the nations of Israel, England and Germany.
His rowing career got its start at The Haverford School where he lettered for three years. His first big taste of success occurred at the 1973 Club National Championships where he won First Place in the Junior Pair without coxswain for the Undine Barge Club. In the world of crew, summers are spent rowing for Clubs while in autumn and spring the sport is for high schools and colleges. That same year, he was chosen to represent the United States at The Junior World Rowing Championships in Nottingham, England.
But 1974, his senior year, was the season Fisher really flourished. In the Philadelphia City Championships he finished first representing Haverford’s Varsity Heavyweight Four. Then at the Stotesbury Regatta he placed first, this time in the Varsity Pair without coxswain. In the Schoolboy National Championships, he again finished first in the Varsity Pair without coxswain. Fisher’s sensational season of ’74 culminated when he represented the U.S. at the Junior World Rowing Championships in Ratzeburg, Germany.
During his collegiate career at Princeton, he earned three varsity letters and was named Captain his senior year. He rowed in the first Freshman Heavyweight Eight his freshman year and then rowed in the Varsity Heavyweight Eight for three consecutive years. In the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships in 1977, he won first place as a member of the Varsity Heavyweight Four with coxswain. Later that year, as a representative of the U.S., he won two golds and a silver at the Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv.
In his post-graduate years, Fisher captained the Undine Barge Club in the early ’80s. At the 1981 Maccabiah Games in Israel, he won three gold medals. The following year at the Canadian Henley, he placed first in both the Senior Heavyweight and the Elite Heavyweight Doubles. Two years later, he rowed with two other Haverford graduates and a former Haverford coach in the prestigious Royal Henley Regatta in England.
Fisher served as an assistant coach at Haverford from 1979-89 during which time they won over 30 National, City and Stotesbury Championships and sent many Haverford boys to the Junior World Rowing Championships. He also coached the 1985 Maccabiah Games rowing team which won several gold and silver medals. In the early eighties, Fisher helped establish the Friends of Haverford School Rowing and served as its President for twenty years. The purpose of the program is to provide financial support to the school’s crew program which Fisher has loved for so long.
Fisher lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Shelly and three children, Julia, Sam, and Joey. He is a physician who specializes in Radiation Oncology and is on the faculty of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.