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Princeton M. Rowing - Heavyweight BIO
 Martin Barakso

At Princeton — 2015: rowed in the 5 seat to help the Princeton V8 win bronze at the IRA Championships; it was Princeton’s first IRA V8 medal since 2006 … won bronze at the Eastern Sprints and helped Princeton win the Rowe Cup (team points title) for first time since 2005 … rowed in the Ladies Plate Challenge competition at the Royal Henley Regatta … earned gold with the M8+ for Canada at the 2015 Pan-Am Games … helped Princeton reclaim the Compton Cup over Harvard for the first time since 2006 … won the Navy-Princeton Rowing Cup, the Childs Cup and the Content Cup as well … earned Academic All-IRA honors. 2014: led the varsity eight to a bronze medal at the Eastern Sprints while rowing in the 5-seat… led Princeton to fourth-place finish at the IRA Championships, its best since a silver in 2006 … won a gold medal in the Canada 4- at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy … helped Princeton reclaim the Content Cup for the first time since 2011; Tigers also retained the Navy-Princeton Rowing Cup and the Childs Cup. 2013: rowed in the 4 seat and helped the 2V win a silver medal at Eastern Sprints after an undefeated regular season for the boat … helped 2V to grand final and fourth-place finish at the IRA national championships.

Before Princeton – winner of three national championships with Brentwood … named Canadian Junior Sculler of the Year in 2010 … won the 2x event at the Head of the Charles regatta in 2010, setting a new course record … represented Canada at the Junior World Rowing Championships in 2010 and 2011 … received academic commendation every term at Brentwood.

Personal – born Aug. 3, 1994 … son of John and Kim Barakso … father is a dentist … has two sisters, Carolyn and Ava … also played basketball in high school … plans to major in history.
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nanaimo, B.C.
High School: Brentwood College