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Jake Cornelius

Jake CorneliusJake Cornelius

Men’s Eight

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

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 208

High School: Ithaca High School

Undergraduate Education: Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 2006

Graduate Education: Cambridge University, M. Phil. in Engineering, 2007

Occupation: Self-employed

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.