The USA men's eight repeated as gold medalists, thanks to five Huskies leading the charge in Lithuania
With the announcement of the USRowing squad for Lithuania, it's clear that Washington continues to produce the caliber of rowers who are fit to compete on the international level
A total of 24 Huskies earned first-team, second-team and honorable mention academic honors from the Pac-12 Conference
No. 1 Washington put an exclamation on its dominant season by sweeping every single race at the IRAs to repeat as National Champions
An emphasis on development means the Huskies could have a high level of representation at this summer's Olympic games
High School Sports: Rowing.
Honors and Awards: Invited to train with the USRowing U-23 team in San Diego. Competed in the straight four at the 2011 U-23 World Championships in Amsterdam, placing sixth ... 2008 Gold at Junior Nationals in the coxed four. Rowed 4 seat in the US men's eight at U-23 World Championships in Trakai, Lithuania that won a gold medal.
Major at Washington: Biology ... 2x Pac-10 All-Academic honoree
Academic Honors:Named to the 2012 2nd Team Pac-12 All-Academic Rowing Team ...
Husky Rowing Experience:
2012 (Senior) - Rowed four seat in the George M. Varnell Men's Eight at the Class Day Regatta... Rowed three seat for the men's boat that won the 2012 Erickson Cascade Cup ... Sat in the No. 3 seat for the second varsity boat that won a gold medal at the Pac-12 Championships on Lake Natoma ... Rowed three seat in the 2V8+ that won gold at IRAs.
2011 (Junior) - Split time between the varsity eight and second varsity eight all season. Won a gold medal in the UW 2V8+ at the 2011 IRA Championships ... Five seat in the Husky varsity 8+ that won gold at the Pac-10 Championships on Lake Natoma ... Served as the 5-seat in the UW varsity 8+ that defeated Cambridge (UK) and Stanford at the 25th Windermere Cup ... Rowed five seat in the varsity 8+ boat that beat California in the 100th Cal Dual... Rowed four seat in the victorious George M. Varnell Men's 8+ in the Class Day Regatta...
2010 (Sophomore) - Two seat in the men's second varsity eight that was undefeated this season...Gold medalist in men's second varsity eight at Pac-10 Championships and IRA National Championships...invited to the U-23 selection sculling camp for USRowing in Oklahoma City.
2009 (Freshman) - Two seat in the freshman eight that went undefeated through their season. Gold medalist at both Pac-10 Championships and the IRA National Championships in Rancho Cordova, Calf.
Personal: Son of Mary and Ambrose Puttmann ... mother Is a radiologist and father is a gynecologist ... Siblings Mary, Michael, Katie, John, Danny, and Clare...