Tim Mickelson was the first Olympic oarsman to have come out of the University of Wisconsin, as the school would send a rower to each Olympics from 1968 through 2004 (in 1968 Stewart MacDonald was an Olympic coxswain). Mickelson continued to row and won a gold medal in the eights at the 1975 Pan American Games and at the 1974 World Championships. He also competed at the World Championships in 1975 and the European Championships in 1969 and 1973.
Mickelson graduated from Wisconsin in 1971 with an electrical engineering degree and then spent two years in the Army as an environmental engineer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. While there he rowed for Potomac BC, the club he represented at the 1972 Olympics. He later obtained a masters’ in biomedical engineering from Dartmouth, and a doctorate in exercise physiology from Ohio University.
Mickelson worked most of his life in the medical electronics field. He started with Marquette Electronics in Milwaukee, and later became President and CEO of the company. After acquiring Corometrics Medical Systems in 1994, Mickelson moved with his family to Connecticut where he was President and CEO of that company. In 1998, the family settled in Seattle, where he served as CEO of ATL/Philips Medical until his 2007 retirement. He also continued to row in later life with the Milwaukee Rowing Club in Wisconsin and then the Sammamish Rowing Association in Redmond, Washington. He also spent some time coaching the Milwaukee Rowing Club.
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