|Hometown:||Kelowna, BC, Canada|
|High School:||Kelowna Secondary School|
California: 2010 (Senior): Rowed on Cal's national-champion varsity 8+ at the IRA Regatta... competed on the junior varsity 8+ at the Pac-10 Championships that came in second... beat Stanford on the junior varsity 8+ at the Big Row...first-team Pac-10 all-academic...first-team Pac-10 all-academic. 2009 (Junior) Rowed on Cal's second varsity 8+ that placed third in the IRA Regatta and second at the Pac-10 Championships. 2008 (Sophomore) Rowed on Cal's varsity 8+ that placed third in the IRA Regatta and second in the Pac-10 Championships. 2007 (Freshman) Rowed on the freshman 8 that won titles at the IRA Regatta and Pac-10 championships. 2006 Redshirted.
National Team: Won the 2008 Henley Grand Challenge Cup with the Canada under-23 eight at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Personal: English major...Canadian Indoor Rowing Champion Male Athlete of the Year in 2005...played basketball, rugby, cross country, skiing and swimming in high school...placed eighth in Canadian nationals for cross country...parents are Joanne Ritchie and Blake Dean...born on June 10, 1987, in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.