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Karl Wessendorf
Position: Port
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dorado, Puerto Rico
High School: Dorado Academy
Major: Chemical Engineering
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The Wessendorf File
• Majoring in chemical engineering
• Resident Assistant for dorm
• Volunteers with Project SWEEP, a mentoring program that teaches kids to erg
• Joined the rowing team as a walk-on his freshman year
• Played tennis for 10 years and was on the club tennis team as a freshman at Stanford
• Fell in love with Stanford after representing Puerto Rico in a Nike juniors tennis tournament on Stanford’s campus his eighth grade year
• Enjoys playing tennis and cooking

2014-15 (Junior)
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
• Member of the third varsity eight
• Finished fourth at the Pac-12 Championships

• Posted wins over UC Davis and UC San Diego at the Stanford Invitational
• Won the 3V8 final to earn a medal at the San Diego Crew Classic
• Lost to No. 1 Cal in the Big Row
• Came in second to Oregon State and Wisconsin at the Pac-12 Challenge 

• Placed fourth in the double sculls and sixth in the single sculls at Head of the American

2013-14 (Sophomore)
• Pac-12 All-Academic second team 
• Competed with the second and third eights during the spring
• Finished in fourth in the 2V8 at the Pac-12 Championships 
• Picked up two wins at the Davis Invitational, placing first in the novice eight and novice four events
• Recorded wins over UCSD and USD with the 2V8 at the Stanford Invitational
• Lost to No. 2 Cal with the 2V8 in the Big Row
• Took fourth place in the Men’s Open Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic
• Lost dual races against No. 3 Washington (3V8) and No. 18 Oregon State (2V8)
• Raced in two events at the Head of the American, winning the Novice 8+ and finishing fourth in the Men’s Open 2x with Kendall Fagan

2012-13 (Freshman)
• Raced with the novice eight during his freshman campaign 
• Finished in sixth at the Pac-12 Championships 
• Second place at the San Diego Crew Classic 
• Defeated Oregon State and Orange Coast College in head-to-head action at the Stanford Invitational

High School
• Graduated in 2012 from Dorado Academy 
• Played tennis for 10 years 
• Competed for the national team at the U14 and U16 World Junior Tennis Competitions 
Team captain
• Team MVP every year with the Dorado Academy team

• Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
• Parents are Karl and Elvia Wessendorf 
• Has one brother, Kevin

Wessendorf on Stanford
"Stanford has been a door-opening machine that has provided me with a lot of opportunities to fulfill the dreams I have for the future.”