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  Nito Simonsen
Nito Simonsen

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oslo, NOR

High School:
Redwood

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 208

Experience:
Varsity 8+

California: Earned All-Pac-10 honors and rowed five in the 2001 undefeated Pac-10 and IRA national champion Cal varsity eight...earned All-Pac-10 honors and stroked the undefeated Pac-10 and IRA national champion Cal varsity eight in 1999...rowed five in the undefeated 1998 Pac-10 and IRA national champion Cal frosh eight...has never lost a race in U.S. collegiate competition.

National Team: Stroked the Norwegian quadruple scull to a 14th-place finish at the 2001 World Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland...won the men's single at the '01 Nation's Cup in Linz, Austria...stroked the Norwegian coxless four to a ninth-place finish at the 2000 Sydney Olympics...stroked the Norwegian coxless four to a fifth-place finish at the '99 World Championships...that four finished second in the 1999 World Cup standings and set a world record at the Lucerne World Cup stop...raced in Norway's coxless pair at the '98 Nation's Cup (under-23) in Greece...member of the Norwegian Junior National team from 1995-97.

Personal: International political economy major...rowed for the Marin Rowing Club during his junior and senior years at Redwood High School...participated in soccer, ice hockey and track during his years of school in Norway...hobbies include Telemark skiing and surfing...parents are Aase and Helge Simonsen...has a younger sister, Benedicte...born April 25, 1979 in Oslo, Norway.


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