Tom Price began rowing only six months before the 1952 Olympics and first sat in a pair-oared shell only two months before the Helsinki Games. At the time he was a freshman at Rutgers and his partner was also a Rutgers student, Charles Logg. Together they were soundly beaten in the first heat of the Olympics, finishing last. However they came through the repêchages to the final where they met the same three boats who had beaten them in the first round. In the finals they reversed the decision to take the gold medal, being dubbed the “Cinderella Kids” in the process. At the 1955 Pan American Games they also won coxless paris event.