At the age of sixteen he represented the United States at the World Championships in Rotterdam. He brought home to Sarasota, where he lives, the bronze medal from the quadruple sculls race. In the first year as a junior he became the world champion! Clark Dean – American sculler: 6´4“ of height and 205 lbs of weight. He achieved 5:54,1 „erg score“ this year. Clark will probably compete in more disciplines at this years´s Worlds in Račice – likewise last year, when he reinforced American coxed four.
Right at the start of the World Cup the pair stroked by Jakub Podrazil surprised the World rowing elite by winning second place – behind the brothers Sinkovic. In Linz they had been defeated by the brothers but here after two rounds Podrazil and Helešic shared the leading position in the serial of World Cup with this extraordinary pair. Their coach Milan Doleček stated: “Not just the result pleased me, but especially how the race went. I had been hearing from many sides the criticism that Jakub is not a real stroke. And that Doleček can train only Synek.”
Big rowing event is coming back to Czech Republic in 2018. After succesfull 2017 European Championships, regatta in Racice will host the 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships.