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

Junior • 2013

Rowed in the second and fifth seat for the first varsity all season including an undefeated season including a win at the IRA National Championships.

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


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