Will Dean made his Olympic debut in 2012 and captured third spot in the B final of the men’s four boat with teammates Michael Wilkinson, Derek O'Farrell and Anthony Jacob to finish ninth overall.
Dean made his senior World Championships debut in 2011 in Slovenia where he finished seventh in the coxless fours, and will make his Olympic debut in 2012 in London, rowing the same boat – the coxless fours. In 2008, he was the U23 World Championships silver medalist in the eight and finished fifth in 2009. Dean was a member of the eight that won the 2008 Henley Grand Challenge Cup with the Canada U23 team at the Henley Royal Regatta.
After closing out his university rowing career at the University of California in 2010 by winning the Intercollegiate Rowing Championships, this native of Kelowna moved to Victoria to begin rowing full-time at the Victoria Rowing Centre.