Jessiah Johnson joined the University of Washington men's crew program as a volunteer assistant in October, 2010. He assists Luke McGee with the freshmen team. Previously, Johnson coached the novice teams at the Mt. Baker Rowing Club in Seattle.
JOHNSON'S RACING BIO AT WASHINGTON
Husky Rowing Experience: 2008 (Junior) - Rowed in the varsity eight all season ... undefeated during the regular season, with wins at the San Diego Crew Classic, Windermere Cup, and against Oregon State and California ... Gold medalist at the Pac-10 Championships ... Won a silver medal at the 2008 IRA Championships in Cherry Hill, NJ ... Named to the 2008 All Pac-10 Team. 2007 (Sophomore) - Represented UW at the Moscow Race of Champions in September, defeating Oxford, Cambridge, and Moscow State University to win the Challenge Cup ... Rowed two seat in the men's varsity eight that went undefeated and picked up gold medals at the Pac-10 Championships and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. 2006 (Freshman) - Rowed with the freshman eight during his first season at UW ... Picked up a gold at the Windermere Cup ... Won second place at the Pac-10 Championships ... Earned the freshman title at the 2006 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships.
Personal: Son of Jean and Ed Johnson ... Mother works as a CPA and father is employed by Boeing ... Father is an alumnus of the University of Washington ... Has an older brother, Eddie, and an older sister, Lindsey.
High School Sports: Rowing, Football, Wrestling.
Honors and Awards: An All-King County Offensive Guard selection in football as a senior ... Captured third at the state wrestling championships in his junior and senior seasons ... Won the 2004 National Championship in the men's four plus coxswain ... Took fifth place in the men's eight at the 2004 Junior World Championships in Banyoles, Spain ... Won gold the next year in the men's eight at the 2005 Junior World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany ... Rowed with the fifth-place U.S. eight at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Hazewinkel, Belgium in July 2006 ... Was part of the fourth-place U.S. eight at the 2007 Under 23 World Championships in Strathclyde, Scotland.