Achieve-Serve-Lead and Tiger
Princeton M. Rowing - Lightweight BIO
 William Downing
At Princeton — 2015: rowed in the bow seat and helped the Princeton V8 earn bronze at the Eastern Sprints … reached IRA grand finals and finished fourth, one spot better than previous season … helped V8 repeat Goldthwait Cup win at Goldthwait Cup regatta and help team retain Vogel Cup … retained Fosburgh Cup, Murtaugh Cup and Wood-Hammond Cup … earned Academic All-IRA honors. 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.
Year: Senior
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
High School: Canisius