HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Hyde Park's Brett Wilkinson.
Wilkinson, who was born May 2, 1976, in Hyde Park, turns 40 today.
He was a former member of the U.S. National Rowing Team. Wilkinson began his rowing career at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School and later rowed for Bucknell University. After college, he was a member of the Potomac Boat Club in Washington, D.C., where he qualified for the U.S. National Rowing Team.
He competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the men's quadruple sculls, finishing 11th overall. Wilkinson also represented the United States in several world championships, rowing in the men's double and quadruple sculls.
Brett was also a member of the team of engineers who worked to rebuild Pentagon after 9/11 terrorist attack.