High School Sports: Rowing, Water polo.
Husky Rowing Experience: 2009 (Junior) - Three seat in the second varsity eight ... Won gold medals at the Pac-10 conference championships and the IRA National Championship. 2008 (Sophomore) - 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 2007 (Freshman) - Rowed six seat in the top freshman eight that won the Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup at the Windermere Cup ... Silver medalist at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships in the freshman eight ... Collected a bronze medal with the freshman eight at the 2007 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship.
Personal: Son of Edica and Branko Svast ... Father is a master of the chemical tanker ... Has one older sister, Maja (25) ... Lists his sister, who holds a Ph.D. in Music from Wichita State University, as his academic role model.