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Local names & news: Thickens to compete for Badgers in rowing

Duluth Marshall senior Jonathan Thickens is part of 16 newcomers to the University of Wisconsin men’s rowing team, announced Wednesday.

Thickens has rowed with the Duluth Rowing Club throughout high school but is known more as an Alpine skier, having qualified for the state meet four times. He is coachable and has the body type (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) and athleticism college rowing teams seek.

“Jonathan is primarily an Alpine skier but has the size and work ethic to have an impact on our team,” Wisconsin associated head coach Simon Carcagno said in a release.

News Tribune