John Burke
John Burke
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Bedford, N.Y.
High School: Tabor Academy

2012-2013: Member of the varsity eight for four spring regattas…part of the varsity eight boat that placed third in the third level finals of the Eastern Sprints (May 19), defeating No. 20 George Washington, Rutgers and MIT…varsity eight boat was nationally ranked at No. 20 in the USRowing men’s varsity eight poll…the first time the varsity eight had been ranked in this poll since May 24, 2006…part of second varsity eight boat that won against Marist (March 30)…part of varsity eight boat that won against Rutgers (April 21) and Bucknell (April 28)...competed at the IRA National Championship.

2011-2012: Member of the freshman eight in all seven spring regattas...the freshman eight won a race against Boston College (April 28).

Before Holy Cross: Member of the varsity rowing team for two seasons at Tabor Academy for coach Wiley Wakeman…as a senior, won the Harry Kakas Award for outstanding contributions to the crew team…as a junior, earned the Roderick Beebe Award for enthusiasm and performance…team placed fourth at the New England Championship…member of the varsity cross country team for one season, making it to the New England Championship…played varsity basketball for one year.

Personal: Son of Julia Burke…mother graduated from Holy Cross in 1985…has three brothers (Brian, Thomas and George)...majoring in Math.