Jake Wetzel
Jake Wetzel

Player Profile

Saskatoon, CAN

High School:
Nutana Collegiate

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 205

Varsity 8+

California: Earned All-Pac-10 honors and rowed six in the 2001 undefeated Pac-10 and IRA national champion Cal varsity eight...won Cal Crew's 2001 George Ahlgren Award for most improved rower...earned All-Pac-10 honors and rowed three in the undefeated Pac-10 and IRA national champion Cal varsity eight in 1999...rowed six 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 U.S. quadruple scull to a seventh place finish at the 2000 Sydney Olympics...stroked the U.S. coxed four to a gold medal at the 1999 World Championships in St. Catherine's, Canada...raced in the Canadian coxless pair at the 1998 World Championships in Cologne, Germany, finishing his first year of organized rowing ranked No. 7 in the world.

Personal: Economics major...before turning to rowing, spent six years competing in both the road and mountain disciplines of cycling...a member of the Canadian Junior National team in '94 and the under-23 Canadian cycling team in '95, also competed in the Canadian Games in cross country skiing that year...made his first appearance in the Canadian Games as a fencer in '91...hobbies include guitar and mountaineering...parents are Kurt and Eva Wetzel...has a sister, Emily, who was an All-American in basketball at Simon Fraser before playing professionally in Switzerland, Germany and Australia...born December 26, 1976 in Saskatoon, Sask., Canada.