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William Downing
Year: Junior
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
High School: Canisius
At Princeton — 2014: led the varsity eight to a bronze medal at the Eastern Sprints while rowing in the 7-seat … helped Tigers to fifth-place finish at IRA national championships … helped lead Princeton to a victory at the 2013 Head of the Charles … earned 2014 Intercollegiate Rowing Association All-Academic Honors … led Tigers to reclaim Goldthwait/Vogel Cups during annual H-Y-P regatta … retained Fosburgh Cup and Wood-Hammond Cup. 2013: rowed in the varsity eight that reached the grand finals at both the Eastern Sprints and IRA Championships. 2012: rowed in the lightweight eight … earned silver medal at Eastern Sprints.

Before Princeton — won gold medals at the New York State championships and SRAA Nationals between 2008-2011 … won silver at 2011 USRowing Youth Nationals … graduated from Canisius High … member of the National Honor Society.

Personal — born Dec. 13, 1992 … son of Stephen and Amy Downing '83 … both mother and uncle David Downing '88 graduated from Princeton … father is a surgeon; mother is a VP of Finance … has three younger siblings: Margaret, Michael and Genevieve … plans to study Economics … enjoys cycling, triathlons and reading.
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