As a Sophomore: Michael had an impressive sophomore year stepping up as one of the top skippers on the team as well as a skipper on the "A" Team Race Team. By winning B Division at the ICSA National Championship Semi-Finals he ensured that the team would qualify for the National Championship in Austin, Texas. Michael sailed a total of 18 events as a sophomore, on top of winning B division at Semis he also finished second of 20 in B Division at the Rose Bowl regatta in Long Beach, Calif., and second of 18 in B Division at the Moody Trophy Interconfrence Regatta at Rhode Island.
As a Freshman: Michael has had an impressive year as a Freshman, sailing in a total of 12 events. He was the only freshman skipper on the "B" Team-Race Team and boasted first place finishes in A division at the 16-team Tom Curtis Regatta hosted by Georgetown University, as well as in B division at the 14-team King's Point Open. Michael also competed at the Coed National Championships as a heavy crew for B-Division skipper Clark Hayes.
Prior to Navy: Grew up sailing opti's and club 420's. Captain of the Acalanes high school sailing team. Wrestled freshman year and played tennis all four years. Son of Stephen and Barbara Grove. Sister, Megan, competed on the sailing team at Stanford from 2006-10 and another sister, Lindsay, competed on the sailing team at Santa Clara from 2009 to 2013. Majoring in Information Technology.