|Born||December 24, 1977|
East Amwell Township, New Jersey, U.S.
He attended the Hun School of Princeton, where he took up rowing, continuing the sport at Temple University. As a volunteer with the Amwell Valley – Ringoes Rescue Squad in Ringoes, he was among those who responded after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
- Jason Read Archived 2018-07-05 at the Wayback Machine, USRowing. Accessed November 10, 2016.
- Lieber, Jill. "Read emerges from nightmare with stronger faith, will", USA Today, July 21, 2004. Accessed June 12, 2007. "He became passionate about rowing when he was an eighth-grader at The Hun School in Princeton, N.J., battling his way to the 2004 Olympic eight despite always being seen as too small in such a powerful sport."
- "Area pair are rowing alternates", The Times (Trenton), June 28, 2008.