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Michael Knippen
Michael  Knippen


Germantown, Wis.

High School:
Germantown High School


2013-2014 (Sophomore): Competed with the first varsity eight crew in the Head of the Charles, placing eighteen in the meet in October...rowed with the second varsity eight crew that boasted first-place wins against Oregon State and Stanford and a second-place finish against California in the Stanford Invite in April...helped the first varsity eight crew come in second in a match-up between Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in a meet against Northeastern...filled the fourth seat of the second varsity eight boat that finished seventh overall in the Eastern Conference Sprints...rowed with the second varsity eight crew in the 2014 Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships, placing eight overall among twenty-four participating teams.

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...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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