Raised in Littleton, Colorado, Jon Stockton began his rowing career upon entering college at the United States Naval Academy in the summer of 2002. While earning a B.S. in Chemistry, Stockton rowed lightweight crew at Navy all four years, during which the team won its first IRA National Championship and Eastern Sprints Points Trophy (Jope Cup) with his boats winning three Eastern Sprints Championships. Upon graduation in 2006, Stockton attended the University of Cambridge, England and earned an M.Phil. in Chemical Engineering. He continued his passion for rowing as a member of the University Lightweight Eight and his college, Queens’. While in Cambridge he also coached Homerton College women’s first boat.
After finishing his master’s program, Stockton began a year and a half of training to become a submariner, during which he rowed for the Saratoga Rowing Association in Saratoga Springs, NY. After three years aboard the USS Toledo (SSN 769) and a brief hiatus from rowing, he took orders to Omaha this summer, and joined the Omaha Rowing Association as a rower and coach. As an assistant coach at Creighton, the 2012-2013 season will be Stockton’s first as a Bluejay.