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. 2003 (Sophomore)--The bow seat on UW's four that won two match races and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Britannia Challenge Cup competition at the Henley Regatta ... earned a silver medal at the IRA Championships as the bow seat in the junior varsity eight boat ... also competed on UW's Pac-10 runner-up junior varsity eight ... rowed in the bow seat in Husky junior varsity dual victories over California, Oregon State and in the Windemere Cup. 2004 (Junior)--Rowed in the bow seat all season on UW's junior varsity eight ... helped lead the Huskies to the IRA national championship in the junior varsity event ... collected a gold medal with the JV at the Pac-10 championships ... member of the San Diego Crew Classic junior varsity titlists.
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 (23) who is a senior at Seattle Pacific University and one younger brother, Eric (16).
I chose Washington because: The tradition of the rowing program and the campus.
The best thing about Seattle is: The Scandinavian heritage.
The best thing about UW is: The diversity and local opportunities.
Favorite Class: Architecture 321.
My best race was: Ham and egger #2 in 2002.
After I graduate, I plan to: Be a guide at a mountaineering program.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Let your rowing speak for itself.
Kopicky says: "Upholding 100 years of tradition by maximizing your potential."