Birthplace: Magnolia, Ark.
Hometown: Brooktondale, N.Y.
Current Residence: Berkeley, Calif.
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center
Began Rowing: Cascadilla Boat Club, 2000
Date of Birth: 10/2/84
High School: Ithaca High School
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 2006
Graduate Education: Cambridge University, M. Phil. in Engineering, 2007
Employer: Milestone Academic Counseling
Training Location: Berkeley, Calif.
Current Coaches: Tim McLaren, Mike Teti
Years on National Team: Four – 2006, Under 23; 2009-10, 2012, Senior
International Results: Won the eight at the 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta...Finished sixth in the eight at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Finished 10th in the pair at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Finished sixth in the pair at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Bled…Finished ninth in the eight at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Won the eight at the 2007 Cambridge Oxford Boat Race…Finished fifth in the eight at the 2006 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.
National Results: Finished second in the pair at 2012 National Selection Regatta #1...Won the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #3…Won the pair at the 2010 USRowing National Championships…Won the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #2…Won the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #1…Won gold the four and took silver in the pair and the eight at the 2009 USRowing National Championships…Finished third in the pair at the 2009 National Selection Regatta #1.
Personal: Jake lists his hobbies as watching NASCAR, playing harmonica and guitar, croquet, fixing his truck, fine cooking and fine eating…He is a co-founder, along with teammate Charlie Cole, of Milestone Academic Counseling…He enjoys camping with his family in the Adirondacks and hunting with his cat...Jake is the oldest of five children and he had spine surgery in April 2011 at the DISC clinic in Los Angeles.