ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Michael Wales
Michael Wales
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Mercer Island, Wash.
High School: Seattle Preparatory School
House Affiliation: Lowell

Sophomore • 2012

First-team All-Ivy League ... Rowed for the varsity eight all season ... Finished a perfect season by setting the men’s lightweight course record and capturing the gold medal at the IRA National Championships ... Won Eastern and Ivy League titles at EARC Sprints ... Helped Harvard to cap extend streak of perfect dual seasons to three with 9-0 record ... Took the Goldthwait and Vogel Cups at the HYP regatta over rivals Yale and Princeton ... Helped take down No. 3 Georgetown and No. 8 Navy setting a course record and winning the Haines Trophy for the fourth time in a row... Contributed to the varsity eight’s victory over No. 6 Dartmouth and No. 11 MIT to win the Crimson’s fourth straight Biglin Bowl ... Also helped to wins against No. 5 Cornell, No. 9 Penn, and Delaware.

Before Harvard
Was a member of the varsity crew for four years at Seattle Preparatory School, serving as captain for two seasons … Member of the youth national championship team in the lightweight boy’s four in 2008 and the double in 2009 … Finished third at the Youth National Championships in the quad in 2009 and the single in 2010 … Finished first in the youth men’s double at the Head of Charles in 2009 … Captured second place at the U.S. Under-23 World Championship Trials in the men’s single in 2010

Personal
High school teammate of Michael Lukas ’14 … Was an Eagle Scout … Enjoys sailing, salsa dancing, biking, fishing and yoga.