Name: Jason Read
Sport: Rowing
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
DOB: 12/24/1977
Birthplace: Flemington, N.J.
Hometown: Ringoes, N.J
High School: The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.), ‘96
College: Temple University ’03, Economics and Finance; St. Joseph’s University ’12, Homeland Security (M.S.)
Team/Club: New York Athletic Club
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2004); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Athens 2004, gold (men’s eight)
  • Set a world record in men’s eight at the Olympic Games Athens 2004
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2010 – 6th (men’s eight)
  • Years of participation: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010
  • Medals: 1 (1 silver)
  • Silver – 2003 (men’s eight)
Personal: Son of William and Joan Read…Has three siblings, Gunther, Jim and Patrick…Voracious reader of public policy, transportation and post-WWI military history…Expert skier and aspiring modern pentathlete…Volunteer firefighter and EMT…Enjoys traveling in Europe…His two favorite cities are Lucerne and Munich.