James Koven

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James Koven
Medal record
Men's Rowing
Competitor for  United States
Rowing World Championships
Bronze 1993 Račice M8+
Gold 1994 Indianapolis M8+
Bronze 1995 Tampere M8+
Gold 1997 Aiguebelette M1x

James Koven (born 18 April 1973 in Morristown, New Jersey) is an American rower.

Jamie began rowing as a boarding student at St. Paul's School. He continued rowing as a college student at Brown University where he studied mechanical engineering. Jamie became a member of the U.S. Rowing team in 1993 and was a member of the team for eight years, retiring after the Sydney Olympics in 2000. As a national team rower Jamie won the World Championships in 1994 in the Men's Heavy Weight Eight. In 1996 Jamie was in the Men's Heavy Weight Eight that finished fifth. In 1997 Jamie switched from sweep rowing to the single sculls. He trained with Scott Roop, his coach from Brown, and won the World Championships in the Men's Heavy Weight Single Scull in September, 1997. In 1998 Jamie won the World Cup in Munich and the Diamond Sculls at the Henley Royal Regatta. At the World Championships in Cologne that summer he had an equipment malfunction in the semifinals; he finished 8th in the that regatta. Jamie continued to row in the single scull through 1999 but moved back to sweep rowing in 2000, competing in the Men's Four at the Sydney Olympics, finishing 5th place. In 2001 Jamie competed in the Men's Four that won at the World Cup at Mercer Lake.

Jamie retired from rowing after the Olympics in 2000. In the fall of 2010, Jamie came out of retirement and began training with the U.S national team in Chula Vista, California.

Jamie married Sophie Coquillette on February 20, 1999. They have four children, Lucy Anne(13), Annabel Francis(9), Charlie Coquillette(5) and Henry Crowley(2 months).

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