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Jonathan Burns
Jonathan Burns

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vancouver, Wash.

High School:
Hudson's Bay

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Major:
Advertising

High School Sports: Cross country, track, swimming

Major at Washington: Advertising

Husky Rowing Experience: 1998 (Freshman): Squad ... 1999 (Sophomore): Rowed two seat in freshman eight that finished fourth at IRA Championships and second at Pac-10 Championships ... 2000 (Junior): Stroked varsity four that won a gold medal at Pac-10 Championships and on Opening Day ... rowed in Olympic Development Camp during the summer.

Personal: Son of Charles Burns and Priscilla Martins-Read ... father is a lawyer in Oregon and mother is a professor at UW ... has two younger brothers, Andrew (10) and Eddie (12) and two sisters, Samantha (24), a UW graduate, and Lauren (8) ... lived in Brazil for a year ... fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish ... member of National Honor Society in high school.

I chose Washington because: I grew up here and I like the campus.

The best thing about Seattle is: All the water.

The best thing about UW is: There is always something to do.

Favorite class: Independent Studies

My best race was: 2000 Pac-10s, when we beat Cal, and all the Windermere Cup races, because there are so many fans watching.

After I graduate, I plan to: Travel

If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Don't get caught.

Burns says: "All it takes is an ounce of courage."

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