High School Sports: Rowing, Hockey
Major at Washington: Biology
Husky Rowing Experience1999 (Freshman): Rowed in the bow seat in the freshman eight ... helped lead boat to a fourth place finish in grand final at the IRAs ... finished second at Pac-10 Championships ... also had victories on Opening Day and at the San Diego Crew Classic.
Personal: Son of Susan Mackinnan and Nec Patterson ... both parents are physicians ... has one older brother and two sisters ... enjoys biking ... contemplating a career in sports nutrition.
I chose Washington because: The rowing and the mountains.
The best thing about Seattle is: The rain.
The best thing about UW is: The size of the school.
Favorite class: Oceanography.
My best race was: San Diego in 1999, when we won our grand final.
After I graduate I plan to: Continue my education.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Take advantage of the people around the boathouse because they are there to help.
Patterson says: "We come from the north."