Ken

Ponchak

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Varsity
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
High School: Huntington Beach
Other College: Orange Coast College
Club: Newport Aquatic Center
Major: Philosophy
Experience: Transfer

Bio

AS A JUNIOR IN 2018-19
Placed first in the Third Varsity 8 grand final as the Tritons swept the WIRA Championships ... Captured first place with the Third Varsity 8 crew during UC San Diego's sweep of the Western Sprints.

AT ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
Rowed for Orange Coast College from 2016-18 ... Named an American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) All-American as a freshman in 2017.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2016 graduate of Huntington Beach High School ... Played baseball and football for the Oilers.

CLUB
Rowed for the Newport Aquatic Center ... Named the Team MVP as a senior.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 3 in Newport Beach ... Parents are Brian and Colleen ... Father played baseball at USC ... Has four siblings, Mary, Jillian, Luke, and Drew ... Philosophy major at Roosevelt College ... Plans to attend law school after graduating from UC San Diego ... Favorite rowing memory is advancing to the second round of the Henley Royal Regatta in 2018 ... Roots for the Anaheim Ducks and New York Yankees ... Favorite athlete is Lance Armstrong ... Likes the movie The Shawshank Redemption ... Listens to The Doors, Foo Fighters, Simon & Garfunkel, and J. Cole ... Enjoys oatmeal. 

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