Jason Read

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Jason Read

Jason Read

Birthplace: Flemington, N.J.
Hometown: Ringoes, N.J.
Current Residence: Ringoes, N.J.
Club Affiliations: USRowing Training Center, New York Athletic Club, Penn AC
Began Rowing: The Hun School of Princeton, 1992
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 185
High School: The Hun School of Princeton
Undergraduate Education: Temple University, Economics & Finance, 2000-03
Graduate Education: St. Joseph’s University
Occupations: Consultant / Coach
Employers: Capital Health, Trenton, N.J.; Sneakers Plus, Flemington, N.J.
Training Location: Princeton, N.J.
Current Coaches: Tim McLaren, Kris Korzeniowski, Bryan Volpenhein
Years on National Team: Thirteen – 1995, Junior; 1997-99, Under 23; 2009 (Under 23 Coach); 2001 -2004, 2007-08, 2010, Senior; 2011 Pan Am

International Results: Won gold in the eight and finished fifth in the four at the 2011 Pan American Games...Finished sixth in the eight at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Finished sixth in the eight at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Was an alternate at the 2008 Olympic Games…Finished seventh in the pair at the 2008 Rowing World Cup stop in Munich…Finished eighth in the pair at the 2007 World Rowing Championships…Won gold and set a world record (5:19.85) in the eight at the 2004 Olympic Games…Won gold in the four at the 2004 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Took silver in the eight at the 2003 World Rowing Championships…Finished fourth in the pair at the 2003 Rowing World Cup stop in Milan…Finished second in the pair at the 2003 Royal Henley Regatta…Finished 12th in the four at the 2002 World Rowing Championships…Won gold in the eight and took silver in the pair at the 2002 Mercedes FISA Sprints…Finished fourth in the eight at the 2001 World Rowing Championships…Finished fifth in the pair at the 2001 Rowing World Cup stop in Seville…Won gold in the eight at the 2001 Rowing World Cup stop in Princeton…Won gold in the eight at the 1999 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Took silver in the eight at the 1998 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Finished 10th in the four at the 1997 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Finished seventh in the four with coxswain at the 1995 World Rowing Junior Championships.

National Results: Won the four at the 2011 Pan American Games Trials...Won the eight at the 2010 USRowing National Championships…Finished fourth in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #2…Won the pair at the 2008 National Selection Regatta #2…Finished second in the eight at the 2007 USRowing National Championships…Won the championship four at the 2004 Head of the Charles Regatta…Won the pair at the 2004 National Selection Regatta #2…Won the pair at the 2003 National Selection Regatta #2…Won the championship eight at the 2002 Head of the Charles Regatta…Finished second in the eight and third in the four at the 2002 USRowing National Championships…Won the pair at the 2002 National Selection Regatta #2…Won the eight at the 2001 USRowing National Championships…Won the pair at the 2001 National Selection Regatta #2…Won the championship four at the 2000 Head of the Charles Regatta…Finished fifth in the varsity eight at the 2000 IRA National Championships…Won the eight at the 2000 Dad Vail Championships…Won the eight at the 1999 Dad Vail Championships…Finished third in the eight and third in the four with coxswain at the 1998 USRowing National Championships…Won the eight at the 1998 Dad Vail Championships…Finished third in the eight and third in the four with coxswain at the 1997 USRowing National Championships…Won the eight at the 1997 Dad Vail Championships.

Personal: Jason is a varsity girls’ rowing coach at Bishop Eustace Prep…He first became involved in rowing as the mascot for the Hun School’s rowing team in the sixth grade, and began coxing in eighth grade …Jason is the only person to have received the USRowing “Man of the Year” award twice: he was recognized in 2001 following rescue operations at Ground Zero and again in 2004 after he and his boatmates won Olympic gold in Athens…In 2001, Jason was a finalist for the Sullivan Award, recognizing the top amateur athlete in the United States…Jason also received the Arête Lifetime Achievement Award in Sport for his response to Ground Zero following the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11…Jason held the position of Chief Operations of the Amwell Valley – Ringoes Rescue for nine years…In 2005, he was selected as one of 28 firemen in the U.S. to march in the Presidential Inauguration parade in Washington, D.C., and received the Governor’s Volunteer Award in Public Safety, the highest award given to a volunteer in New Jersey…Jason is the first American fire/rescue chief to win an Olympic gold medal…In 2005, he was inducted into the Halls of Fame of the New York Athletic Club and The Hun School…Jason is recognized as an expert in the public safety industry and speaks regularly at national conventions and forums regarding public policy, public safety, and homeland security…Jason enjoys working with the USO in support of our troops, both domestically and abroad…He is an Executive Board Member of the Temple University Owl Club and a Board Member of the Hunterdon County YMCA…When not training, Jason enjoys reading, swimming, volunteering, skiing and fellowship…His favorite movies are Dr. StrangeloveBatman and Patton and his favorite food is anything with garlic and olive oil.

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