Michael Knippen
Michael Knippen


Germantown, Wis.

High School:
Germantown High School


2012-2013 (Freshman): Consistently filled the eighth seat of the first novice eight boat during the 2013 spring racing season, helping the squad to its victories over Stanford and Northeastern and second-place finishes to California and Boston University...rowed eighth seat for the first novice eights at the 2013 Eastern Conference Sprints, where the boat took fourth place amongst all teams in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges conference...helped propel the first novice eight squad to a seventh-place overall finish at the 2013 Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships.

High School: Competed in wrestling and baseball for three years...played football for two years.

Personal: Parents are Julie and Gary...has one brother, Matthew...intended major is biochemistry and applied mathematics in biological structures...received All-Big Ten Academic Honors in the 2012-2013 rowing season.

Reason for choosing UW-Madison: Great education, the big campus feel, and the rowing program.

What Wisconsin Rowing means to you: Pushing myself day in and day out to my limits. Constantly striving to get better and competing with myseful during the winter training. Cut-throat on the water, teammates off the water.

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