High School Sports: Rowing, rugby, track
Major at Washington: Communications
Husky Rowing Experience: 1999 (Freshman): Stroked the freshman eight all season ... finished fourth in grand final at the IRA Championships ... second at Pac-10 Championships ... won San Diego Crew Classic title ... also won Windermere Cup race on Opening Day ... 2000 (Sophomore): Rowed four seat in the varsity eight that finished fourth at IRA Championships and second at Pac-10 Championships ... varsity eight won 10th-straight Windermere Cup ... rowed two seat in junior varsity eight and helped UW beat California in the annual dual regatta ... two seat in San Diego when Husky JV won gold medal ... 2001 (Junior): Rowed five seat in varsity eight that won a bronze medal at IRAs ... five seat at Pac-10s when UW finished second ... four seat in varsity eight for Windermere Cup, Cal and Wisconsin duals and San Diego Crew Classic.
National Team Experience: Rowed on the Canadian under-23 National Team and won a gold medal at the 2001 Nations Cup.
Personal: Son of Antoinette and Frank Dembicki ... one younger sister, Alexandra ... father is a financial advisor and mother is a teacher ... has one older sister, Alexandra (22) ... grandfather rowed double sculls and won a bronze medal in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and has given the medal to Pete ... enjoys hockey.
I chose Washington because: The strong medical program
The best thing about UW is: The academic program.
Favorite class: Introduction to Communications
My best race was: Windermere Cup 2000, UW vs. Egypt and Navy.
After I graduate, I plan to: Row for Canada in the Olympics.
Dembicki says: "Know your role."