Ted Mittet attended the University of Washington and rowed for the Lake Washington RC. He pulled the bow-oar for the American four that won the bronze medal at Tokyo. Mittet studied architecture and city planning at U Washington. Mittet stayed in Japan after the Olympics and traveled the country, also studying contemporary Japanese architecture and city planning. He met a woman there who would become his wife. Mittet rowed at the 1966 World Championships in the coxless four, with a completely different crew, placing ninth. Mittet later coached the Western Washington University crew for two years. He started an architectural practice but left that after he and his wife divorced. He eventually returned to architecture and also created a startup company specializing in the design and fabrication of storage products and accessories for boats and other markets.