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
No. 9 Cardinal is making their second trip to Seattle in as many years to face Washington
In a matchup of two of the best rowing programs in the nation, the Huskies had the upper-hand throughout, sweeping all five races against Brown
Dawgs bring a retooled varsity eight to Boston following key departures over the summer.
High School Sports: Rowing, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Handball.
Honors and Awards: Bronze medalist at the 2004 Jr. World Championships in the eight ... Silver medalist at the 2005 Jr. World Championships in the eight ... Bronze medalist at the 2006 Under-23 World Championships in the straight four ... Won a World Championship at the 2008 Under-23 World Championships in the straight four ... Rowed with Husky teammate Tom Lehmann at the 2009 Under-23 World Championships in the straight pair, finishing fifth.
Major at Washington: Geography/Communications
Academic Honors:Named to the 2012 2nd Team Pac-12 All-Academic Rowing Team ...
Husky Rowing Experience:
2012 (Senior) - Named Co-Captain of the 2012 Men's Team....Stroked the senior shell in the George M. Varnell Men's Eight at the Class Day Regatta.... Rowed bow inthe men's varsity eight to win the 2012 Windermere Cup.
2011 (Junior) - Rowed in the Huskies varsity eight all season. Part of the Huskies boat that won the 2011 National Championship at IRAs ... Rowed 2 seat in the Husky varsity 8+ that won gold at the Pac-10 Championships on Lake Natoma ... Sat 2-seat in the UW varsity 8+ boat that beat Cambridge (UK) and Stanford in the 25th Windermere Cup ... Rowed second seat in the varsity 8+ boat that beat California in the 100th Cal Dual...Stroked the George M. Varnell Men's 8+ to a victory in the Class Day Regatta...
2010 (Sophomore) - Stroked the varsity eight to an undefeated regular season and a win at the Pac-10 Championships ... Silver medalist at the IRA National Championships ...
2009 (Freshman) - Stroked the freshman eight to a undefeated season. Gold medalist at the Pac-10 Championships... Gold medalist at the IRA National Championships.
Personal: Son of Willers and Anna-Marie Jessen ... Older brother Moritz is a teacher at the University of London ... Older brother Frederick is a social worker in Hamburg, Germany ... Sister Louise is a student In Hamburg ... Played the cello for 10 years in the high school orchestra.