Hometown: Pittsford, N.Y.
Birthplace: Pittsford, N.Y.
Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center – Princeton
Began Rowing: 2001, Pittsford Crew
Date of Birth: 9/26/87
High School: Pittsford Mendon High School
Undergraduate Education: Harvard University, Applied Mathematics, Economics, 2009
Current Coaches: Bryan Volpenhein, Luke McGee
National Teams: Eleven – 2004-05, Junior; 2008, Under 23; 2009-16, Senior
International Results: Finished fourth in the four at the 2016 World Rowing Cup II...Won gold in the four at the 2016 World Rowing Cup I...Finished seventh in the four at the 2015 World Rowing Championships…Won gold in the four at the 2015 World Rowing Cup 2…Won silver in the four at the 2014 World Rowing Championships...Won bronze in the four at the 2014 World Rowing Cup 2…Won bronze in the four at the 2013 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the four at the 2013 World Rowing Cup 3...Won bronze in the four at the 2012 Olympic Games...Finished eighth in the eight at the 2011 World Rowing Championships…Finished fourth in the eight at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Reached the semifinals of the Grand Challenge Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta...Finished fifth in the four at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the pair with coxswain at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Finished seventh in the eight at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Won gold in the eight at the 2008 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Won the Ladies’ Challenge Plate at the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta…Won gold in the eight at the 2005 World Rowing Junior Championships…Placed fifth in the eight at the 2004 World Rowing Junior Championships…Won gold in the eight and gold in the four with coxswain at the 2003 CanAmMex Regatta.
National Results: Finished fifth in the pair at the 2016 National Selection Regatta I...Won the pair at the 2014 National Selection Regatta 2...Won gold in the four and pair at the 2013 USRowing National Championships…Won the pair at the 2013 National Selection Regatta 2...Finished second in the pair at the 2012 National Selection Regatta 1...Finished sixth in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta 3…Finished second in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta 2…Won gold in the eight at the 2009 USRowing National Championships…Won gold in the varsity eight at the 2007 Eastern Sprints.
Personal: Henrik was named First-Team All-Ivy League in 2007…He enjoys Scrabble, basketball and pool…He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and moved to America in 2000…He speaks English, Danish, Swedish, German and some French…He lists his most memorable sporting achievement as sweeping the Harvard-Yale Regatta in 2008 and 2009…The most influential people in his sporting career have been his parents because they always supported Henrik and helped him through any troubles he had in sports…He lists his personal hero as his mother, who first signed him up for rowing…She is currently in Denmark, working as a Danish military doctor, and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan…Henrik is married to Abra Amwake…They have a dog named Kona.
Bertko and Rummel Voted 2013 USRowing Athletes of The Year
Row to London: Finding His Way in The USA
Interview at the 2013 World Rowing Championships
U.S. Men's Rowers Win Surprise Bronze