High School Sports: Rowing
High School Awards: Two-year varsity rower for Green Lake crew ... finished first and third at the 2001 US Rowing Youth Invite.
Major at Washington: Construction Management
Husky Rowing Experience: 2002 (Freshman)--Rowed bow seat in the freshman eight that won a gold medal at IRAs ... member of crew that went undefeated all season ... helped lead Huskies to a gold medal at Pac-10's and the San Diego Crew Classic ... also contributed to victories at the Windermere Cup, California, Washington Sate and Oregon State duals.
Personal: Son of Art and Janet Kopicky ... mother attended UW and is a teacher ... father attended University of Colorado and is a minister ... has one older brother, Ryan (21) who is a junior at Seattle Pacific University and one younger brother, Eric (14).
I chose Washington because: The tradition of the rowing program.
The best thing about Seattle is: The landscape.
The best thing about UW is: The campus.
My best race was: 2002 IRA Championships.
After I graduate, I plan to: Guide at a mountaineering program.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Buckle you seat belt, cause you're in for a wild ride.
Kopicky says: "Tradition creates perfection."