Jamie Dean, a three-time member of the U.S. National Team, entered 2008 with the goal of winning the first Paralympic gold medal ever awarded in the four with coxswain. While Dean fell just short of his goal, he helped his team leave Beijing with a hard-earned silver medal in the mixed four with coxswain.
Dean first got involved in the sport at Wake Forest University in 2001 and says his most memorable sporting achievement is reaching the finals of the varsity lightweight four at the Dad Vail Regatta as a senior. During high school, Jamie competed at the youth elite level in goalball and captained the 1999 Youth National Championship squad. He lists Dr. Paul Ponchillia, a goalball coach, as his first great sports role model for teaching him what it meant to be a competitor, leader, and athlete; and his father, Allen, as the greatest driver of his sporting career.
Dean was a Fletcher Scholar at Wake Forest University School of Law and a member of both the Phi Beta Kappa and Mortarboard National Honor Societies.
- 2008: Silver medal, Mixed Coxed Four - LTA - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
- 2008: First place, adaptive four with coxswain - U.S. Rowing National Championships
- 2007: Fifth place, adaptive four with coxswain - FISA World Championships, Munich, Germany
- 2007: First place, adaptive four with coxswain - U.S. Rowing National Championships
- 2006: Fifth place, adaptive four with coxswain - FISA World Championships, Eton, England