JP is a sophomore from Buffalo, New York. He rowed for West Side Rowing Club throughout high school and was ultimately named Varsity Captain. During his high school rowing career, JP came in 14th place at the 2012 C.R.A.S.H.-B’s Indoor World Rowing Championships in the U19 lightweight Men’s event. That spring he won the 2012 NYS Scholastic Rowing Championships in the Men’s Varsity 4+, followed by an 11th place finish at the 2012 US Rowing Youth National Championships in the same event. In addition to rowing, JP is also a Competitive Cyclist for a Buffalo-based racing team. His family includes his father Richard, his mother Donna, and brother Richard Jr. JP is a Biology Major in the College of Arts and Sciences.