Rhodes lettered in football and lacrosse before coming to the Naval Academy. Rhodes crewed as jib and spinnaker trimmer on a Colgate 26 as a JV team member before making the varsity roster. He has since crewed on Navy 44, Farr 40, and J-105 as the bowman. His most recent spring/summer billet was as XO and primary bowman aboard the Swan 56 "Apollo" in her first season as a donation to the team. Rhodes has competed in the Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race, Edgartown Yacht Club 'Round the Buoys and 'Round the Island races, Around Long Island Race, New York Yacht Club Race Week, and various Annapolis Yacht Club & Naval Academy Sailing Squadron regattas including the J-105 Mid-Atlantic Championships and the Lloyd Phoenix U.S. Offshore Championship. Majoring in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, and was approved for early selection into the submarine community upon graduation.