High School Sports: Rowing
High School Awards: Competed with Oakland Strokes and won Southwest Junior Regional Rowing Championship in 1998 and `99 ... rowed on U.S. Junior National in 1998.
Major at Washington: Fisheries
Husky Rowing Experience: 2000 (Freshman): Rowed three seat in freshman eight beginning at Windermere Cup ... crew won on Opening Day and finished second at Pac-10 Championships ... earned a silver medal at IRA Championships ... won annual Cal dual.
Personal: Full name is Charles Morgan West ... son of Carie Deruiter and Charles West ... both parents attended University of California ... mother is a graphic designer and father is a television producer ... has graduated from Coast Guard boot camp.
I chose Washington because: I wanted to row and learn.
The best thing about Seattle is: The scenery.
The best thing about UW is: The seasons and the changing color of the leaves.
Favorite class: Fisheries 210
My best race was: The Cal dual last year. It was a great win.
After I graduate, I plan to: Apply for a commission in the U.S. Coast Guard.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Be prepared to work hard.
West says: "Washington Rowing is what it's all about."