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An event-based partial wave analysis (PWA) of the reaction gamma p -> p omega has been performed on a high-statistics dataset obtained using the CLAS at Jefferson Lab for center-of-mass energies from threshold up to 2.4 GeV. This analysis benefits from access to the world's first high-precision spin-density matrix element measurements, available to the event-based PWA through the decay distribution of omega ->pi(+)pi(-)pi(0). The data confirm the dominance of the t-channel pi(0) exchange amplitude in the forward direction. The dominant resonance contributions are consistent with the previously identified states F-15(1680) and D-13(1700) near threshold, as well as the G(17)(2190) at higher energies. Suggestive evidence for the presence of a J(P)=5/2(+) state around 2 GeV, a "missing" state, has also been found. Evidence for other states is inconclusive.