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Birthplace: Morristown, N.J.
Hometown: Green Village, N.J.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y. and Chula Vista, Calif.
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center – Chula Vista
Began Rowing: St. Paul’s School, 1988
Date of Birth: 4/18/73
Marital Status: Married with three children
High School: St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.
Undergraduate Education: Brown University, B.A. in Mechanical Engineering, 1995
Occupation: Private Equity Partner
Employer: One Equity Partners (JPMorgan Chase)
Training Location: Chula Vista, Calif.
Current Coach: Tim McLaren, Cam Kiosoglous
Years on National Team: Nine—1990, Junior; 1993-2000, Senior
International Results: Won gold in the quadruple sculls at the 2001 Rowing World Cup in Mercer, N.J., USA…Finished fifth in the four at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney…Took bronze in the eight at the 2000 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne…Finished 11th in the single sculls at the 1999 World Rowing Championships, qualifying for the 2000 Olympic Games…Won the championship single at the 1998 Head of the Charles Regatta…Finished eighth in the single sculls at the 1998 World Rowing Championships…Won the Diamond Challenge Sculls at the 1998 Henley Royal Regatta…Won gold in the single sculls at the 1998 Rowing World Cup in Munich…Won the championship single at the 1997 Head of the Charles Regatta…Won gold in the single sculls at the 1997 World Rowing Championships…Finished fifth in the eight at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta…Took bronze in the eight at the 1995 World Rowing Championships…Won the Grand Challenge Cup at the 1995 Henley Royal Regatta…Won gold in the eight at the 1994 World Rowing Championships…Won the Grand Challenge Cup at the 1994 Henley Royal Regatta…Took bronze in the eight at the 1993 World Rowing Championships…Won the collegiate hammer at the 1992, 1993 and 1994 C.R.A.S.H.-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships…Finished tenth in the four with coxswain at the 1990 World Rowing Junior Championships.
National Results: Finished third in the double sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2…Finished seventh in the single sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #1…Finished third in the double sculls at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #3…Finished fourth in the double sculls at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #2…Finished third in the pair at the 2009 National Selection Regatta #2…Won the single sculls at the 1999 Senior World Rowing Championships Trials… Won the single sculls at the 1998 Senior World Rowing Championships Trials…Won the single sculls at the 1997 Senior World Rowing Championships Trials…Won gold in the eight at the 1995 USRowing National Championships…Won the varsity eight at the 1993, 1994, and 1995 Collegiate National Championships…Won the varsity eight at the 1993, 1994, and 1995 IRA Championships…Won the varsity eight at the 1993 and 1994 Eastern Sprints Regatta…Won the freshman eight at the 1992 IRA Championships…Won the freshman eight at the 1992 Eastern Sprints Regatta.
Personal: Jamie retired after the 2000 Olympic Games at the age of 27, then returned to rowing in 2010…Jamie chose rowing because his older brother, Gus, rowed and he wanted to try it, too…Together, Jamie and Gus were part of the Brown University crew that won the first National Championship in the team’s history in 1995…Jamie lists his most memorable sporting achievement as winning the single at the World Championships in 1997, his first year rowing the single…While away from rowing, Jamie won the Clydesdale class at both the 2009 New York City Triathlon and the 2009 Malibu Triathlon, and qualified for the Elite division of the New York City Triathlon in 2010…While at Brown, he received the Cliff Stevenson Leadership Award in 1994 and was named Best Male Varsity Athlete in 1995…Jamie was also inducted into the Brown University Hall of Fame…Jamie was the USOC Athlete of the Month in September 1997 and was also named the 1997 USRowing athlete of the Year…He was elected a Steward of the Henley Royal Regatta in 2009…Jamie hamie began working for One Equity Parnters in 2001 and has been a Partner since 2005…He is also a board member of Genband, Globalpack, ANX eBusiness, Vertrue, and Travel Leaders, and was formerly a board member at Polaroid and Carslon Wagonlit Travel…Jamie lists Tom Bohrer and Dick Cashin as the two most influential people in his sporting career…Tom Bohrer set the tone of what needed to be done to achieve your best at the highest level by being the toughest and best rower in the US when Jamie was beginning his rowing career…Dick Cashin has inspired Jamie with his rowing and career success but also in how he takes time for his family and stays in peak physical condition, and has been critical to Jamie’s ability to continue working while returning to rowing…Jamie’s personal hero is his wife, Sophie, who has been incredibly supportive throughout his rowing career and recent return to rowing…Jamie is also inspired by his three children: Lucy, Annabel ,and Charlie…Jamie hopes to win gold in London, retire again from rowing, and get back to his family.