State Links To London Olympics: Rowing

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Posted on July 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Sportspress Northwest offers a series of biographical sketches of athletes with significant ties to Washington who will be in Olympic Games.

Today's focus: Rowing.

Rowers with state ties won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing. Washington will be represented by 11 rowers in London.

2012 ROWING OLYMPIANSDAVID CALDER / University of Washington

BORN: May 21, 1978, Victoria, British Columbia. RESIDENCE: Sidney, B.C. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Pair. COUNTRY: Canada. OLYMPICS (4th): 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by Rowing Canada. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington.

Calder is one of the most successful rowers produced by the University of Washington (Class of 2001). In addition to four Olympic appearances, Calder has won three World Championship medals: gold in 2003 in the men’s eight, gold in the men’s pair at the 1996 World Junior Championships, and bronze in the men’s four at the 1994 World Junior Championships in Germany (his first international competition).

OLYMPICS: Won a silver medal in men's coxless pair along with Scott Fransden in 2008. In 2000, Calder didn't move out of the heats, and in 2004 his Games ended when his oar accidentally clashed with a South African oar in the men's pair semi-final, resulting in disqualification.

CAREER: Won a gold medal in eight at the 2003 World Championships in Milan, Italy . . . Won a gold in eight at the 2008 World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Gold in eight at the 2007 World Championships . . . Gold in eight at the 2007 World Cup stop in Lucerne and a gold in eight at the 2007 World Cup stop in Linz, Austria . . . Gold in eight at the 2007 Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.

WASHINGTON -- 2001: Helped UW to a third-place showing at the IRA Championships . . . 2000: Took the year off to train for the Olympic Games . . . 1999: Stroked the varsity eight in San Diego, where the crew finished second in the annual Crew Classic . . . Moved to six seat and won bronze at IRA Championships . . . Helped Huskies to ninth straight Windermere Cup title . . . (1998): Rowed in the five seat of the varsity eight that finished second at the IRA Championships and second at the Pac-10s . . . Helped UW win a fourth straight Copley Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic . . . Posted victories in the Windermere Cup and in the annual dual regattas with Cal and Wisconsin . . .  Rowed at the World Championships in Cologne, Germany.

PERSONAL: Affiliates with the Victoria City Rowing Club . . .Retired for three years after the 2004 Games to raise his young family and concentrate on his communications job with the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources . . . A former foster child before being adopted, Calder and his wife Rachel are now also foster parents.WILL CROTHERS / University of Washington

BORN: June 14, 1987, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. RESIDENCE: Kingston. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Eight. COUNTRY: Canada. OLYMPICS (1st): 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by Rowing Canada. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington.

Crothers will make his Olympic debut in London. He has competed at three senior World Championships, winning silver in the coxed fours in 2006 and bronze in eight in 2011. A four-time World Under-23 Championships team member, Crothers stroked the gold-medal Canadian eight in Belgium in 2006, and was honored with Rowing Canada’s 2006 International Achievement Award for that win (he also captured a silver in 2008).

CAREER: Won a silver medal in four at the 2006 World Rowing Championships at Eton Dorney Lake, Great Britain . . . Bronze in eight at the 2011 World Rowing Championships at Bled, Slovenia . . . Bronze in eight at the 2012 World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Bronze in coxed fours at the 2004 World Junior Championships, and finished fourth in the coxless pairs in 2005.

WASHINGTON -- 2008: Stroked the varsity eight to an undefeated regular season for the second year in a row, including wins at the San Diego Crew Classic and Windermere Cup . . . Gold medalist at the Pac-10 Championships . . . Silver medalist at the IRA Championships . . . Named to the All Pac-10 Team . . . 2007: Stroked varsity eight to an undefeated season, capped off with gold medals at the Pac-10 Championships and the IRA Championships . . . 2006: Stroked the freshman eight . . . Rowed to a win in the freshman eight at Class Day, the first win for the freshman boat since 1947 . . . Helped the Huskies to a first-place showing in the Windermere Cup, as the freshman boat defeated second-place Gonzaga by more than 20 seconds . . . Won silver at the Pac-10 Championships . . . Captured the freshman title at the 2006 IRA Championships.

PERSONAL: Attended Kingston High School, where he participated in football, track and rowing. Named all-province in football as a senior . . . Mother is a teacher and father is an architect  . . . Hobbies include rock climbing and longboarding.SCOTT GAULT / University of Washington

BORN: Jan. 31, 1983, Piedmont, CA. RESIDENCE: Chula Vista, CA. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Four. COUNTRY: USA. OLYMPICS (2nd): 2008, 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by U.S. Rowing. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington (2006).

OLYMPICS: The 6-foot-6, 206-pound Gault finished fifth in quadruple sculls at the 2008 Olympic Games.

CAREER: Member of the USA national team since 2005 . . . Earned a bronze medal in four at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Reached the final of the Steward's Challenge Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta . . . Eighth in quadruple sculls at the 2010 World Rowing Championships . . . Eighth in quadruple sculls at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Fifth in quadruple sculls at the 2008 Olympic Games . . . Captured quadruple sculls at the 2008 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Fourth in four with coxswain at the 2006 World Rowing Championships . . . Fourth in four at the 2005 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.

WASHINGTON: Captured second varsity eight at the 2005 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships . . . Won second varsity eight at the 2005 Pac-10 Championships . . . Won pair at the 2004 U.S. National Championships . . . Won the varsity eight at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships . . . Won the freshman eight at the 2002  IRA Championships . . . Won the freshman eight at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships . . . Earned UW letters from 2003-05.

PERSONAL: Graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 . . . Has supported himself as an insurance broker for Aviation Marine Insurance Services. . . Enjoys golf, brewing beer, flying, skiing and basketball . . . Loves Lake Tahoe. . . Favorite athlete is late golfer Payne Stewart . . . Favorite team is the Oakland Athletics . . . Began rowing with Oakland Strokes in 1999 . . . Wants to become professional golfer.ROB GIBSON / University of Washington

BORN: Feb. 2, 1986, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. RESIDENCE: Kingston. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Eight. COUNTRY: Canada. OLYMPICS (1st): 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by Rowing Canada. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington.

Gibson is making his Olympic debut, having been an alternate in 2008, which gave him Games experience without the pressure of racing. Among all levels of World Championships, he has competed in eight, with an all-time medal count of six (one gold, two silver and three bronze).

CAREER: Gibson is a three-time World Championships medalist at the senior level winning two silvers -- one in the coxed fours in 2006 and another in the eight in 2009 -- and a bronze in the eight in 2011 . . . At the Under-23 World Championships, won the world title in the eight in 2006 and was honored with teammates Will Crothers and Max Lang with Rowing Canada’s 2006 International Achievement Award . . . Also captured a silver at the Under-23 World Championships in 2008 . . . In the 2004 World Junior Championships, was a member of the bronze medal coxed fours team.

WASHINGTON: Rowing in the five seat in 2007, helped the undefeated varsity eight win gold medals at the Pac-10 Championships and Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta.

PERSONAL: Son of Laurie and Ron Gibson ... Has a twin sister, Katie (22), and one younger sister, Lindsey (19) . . . In high school, participated in football, hockey, basketball and rowing.ANTHONY JACOB / University of Washington

BORN: Jan. 31, 1983, Piedmont, CA. RESIDENCE: Vancouver, B.C. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Coxless Fours. COUNTRY: Canada. OLYMPICS (1st): 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by Rowing Canada. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington.

A 2011 Washington graduate (anthropology), Jacob has competed in two senior World Championships, rowing in the eight (2010) and in the coxless fours (2011), finishing seventh in both. Twice he has won silver medals in coxless pairs at the World Championships. At Washington, he rowed with three Canadian college teammates who will represent Canada in the Olympic Games, Colin McCabe, Rob Gibson and Will Crothers, collectively known as “The Canadawgs."

CAREER: Two-time member of the Canadian Jr. Rowing Team . . . Rowed to a fourth-place finish in the four at the 2006 Jr. World Championships in Amsterdam . . . Teamed with Husky teammate Colin McCabe to win a silver medal in pair at the 2007 Jr. World Championships in Beijing . . . Rowed with UW teammates Will Crothers, Rob Gibson, Stephen Connolly and McCabe in the Canadian Under 23 eight in 2008, winning the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta . . . Silver medalist in the Canadian eight at the Under 23 World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany . . . Competed at the 2009 Under 23 World Championships, in Czech Republic.

WASHINGTON -- 2011: Rowed three seat in the Husky varsity eight that won a National Championship at IRAs . . . Bow man in the Husky varsity eight that won a gold medal at the Pac-10 Championships on Lake Natoma . . . Bow in the UW varsity eight that defeated Cambridge (UK) and Stanford at the 25th Windermere Cup . . . Bow in the varsity eight that beat California in the 100th Cal Dual . . . Rowed seven seat in the varsity eight that won the OSU Dual on Dexter Lake in Eugene. 2010: Rowed five seat in the varsity eight in a boat that went undefeated during the regular season . . . Pac-10 Gold Medalist . . . Silver at the IRA Championships in Cherry Hill, N.J. . . . 2009: Three seat in the varsity eight . . . Competed against Oxford . . . Won Cal dual meet . . . Bronze at the 2009 Pac-10 Championships . . . Gold at the 2009 IRA National Championships . . . 2008: Rowed in the men's freshman eight . . .  Went undefeated during the regular season, with wins at Class Day, the San Diego Crew Classic and the Opening Day Regatta . . . Defeated Washington State and Oregon State in dual meets . . . Gold medalist at the Pac-10 Championships . . . Silver at the IRA Championships.

PERSONAL: Attended Vancouver College (high school) in Vancouver, B.C. . . . Affiliated with Vancouver College Rowing Club . . . Enjoys camping, golf, tennis, traveling, night life . . . Took up rowing in high school.MEGAN KALMOE / University of Washington

BORN: Aug. 21, 1983, Minneapolis RESIDENCE: Princeton, NJ. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Quadruple Sculls. COUNTRY: USA. OLYMPICS (2nd): 2008, 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by U.S. Rowing. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington (2006).

A native of St. Croix Falls, MN., Kalmoe walked on to the University of Washington rowing program in 2002 and developed into a first-team All-America and a 101 Club Scholar Athlete. During her time with the Huskies, she won a gold medal at the Under-23 World Championships.

OLYMPICS: The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Kalmoe finished fifth in double sculls with partner Ellen Tomek at the 2008 Games.

CAREER: Member of the USA national team since 2005 . . . Placed eighth in quadruple sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II . . . Silver medal in quadruple sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Championships . . . Fourth in quadruple sculls at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Reached semis of the Princess Grace Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta . . . Fifth in quadruple sculls at the 2010 World Rowing Championships . . . Fifth in double sculls and fifth in the quadruple sculls at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucern . . . Sixth in double sculls at the 2009 World Rowing Championship . . . Gold in double sculls and silver in quadruple sculls at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Seventh in the double sculls at the 2008 Rowing World Cup stop in Munich . . . Gold in the four at the 2005 World Rowing Under 23 Championships . . . Second in quadruple sculls and fourth in double sculls at the 2007 USRowing National Championships

WASHINGTON: Kalmoe served as team captain her senior year (2006) and was also named All-America . . . She was a first-team selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic team in 2004, 2005 and 2006 . . . Finished 12th in the varsity eight at the 2005 NCAA Championships . . . Finished sixth in the second varsity eight at the 2004 NCAA Championships . . . Finished second in intermediate pair and fourth in senior pair at the 2004 U.S. Rowing National Championships . . . Wisconsin native graduated with degrees in Latin and English.

PERSONAL: Has a goal of traveling to and experiencing all the world’s most famous parties including Carnivale (Rio), Mardi Gras (New Orleans), New Year’s Eve in Times Square, Oktoberfest (Germany) and the Super Bowl . . . She also wants to see all the major U.S. national parks, hike the Appalachian Trail and coach college rowing . . . Enjoys running, horseback riding, knitting, baking, reading, film, gardening and living green . . . Sister Molly rows at the University of Minnesota.GIUSEPPE LANZONE / University of Washington

BORN: Oct. 12, 1982, La Punta, Peru. RESIDENCE: Chula Vista, CA. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Eight. COUNTRY: USA. OLYMPICS (2nd): 2008, 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by U.S. Rowing. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington (2005).

A native of Peru, Lanzone grew up in Virginia and attended McLean High School, where he began rowing in 1999. Lanzone enrolled at the University of Washington in 2002 and earned three letters before U.S. Rowing invited him to join the national team. He has alternated between four and eight throughout his career and will ride in the eight in London.

OLYMPICS: The 6-foot-4, 214-pound Lanzone finished ninth in four in 2008.

CAREER: Member of the national team since 2005 . . . Won the eight at the 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta . . . Fourth in four at the 2011 World Rowing Championships . . . Bronze in four at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Reached the final of the Steward's Challenge Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta . . . Fifth in four at the 2010 World Rowing Championships . . . Sixth in the four at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Silver in four at the 2010 Rowing World Cup in Munic . . . Won the Stewards’ Challenge Cup at the 2010 Henley Royal Regatta . . . Bronze in four at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Gold in the eight and silver in the four at the 2007 U.S. Rowing National Championships.

WASHINGTON: Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2004 IRA Championships . . . Won the varsity eight at the 2004 Pacific-10 Championships . . . Second in the varsity eight at the 2003 IRA Championships . . . Won the varsity eight at the 2003 Pacific-10 Championships . . . Won the freshman eight at the 2002 IRA Championships . . . Won the freshman eight at the 2002 Pacific-10 Championships . . . Earned varsity letters in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Annandale, VA. . . . Began rowing at McLean (Va.) High School in 1999 . . . Enjoys surfing, sailing, and cooking.ADRIENNE MARTELLI / University of Washington

BORN: Dec. 3, 1987, Glendale, CA. RESIDENCE: Chula Vista, CA. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Quadruple Sculls. COUNTRY: USA. OLYMPICS (1st): 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by U.S. Rowing. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington.

A graduate of Curtis High School who lists University Place as her hometown, Martelli walked on to the Husky rowing program in 2007 and, by 2009, had become a Division 1 All-America. She received degrees in biology and physiology from the UW in 2010, a year after joining the U.S. national team (under-23).

CAREER: Won a bronze medal in quadruple sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II . . . Silver in quadruple sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Championships . . . Bronze in four at the 2010 World Rowing Championships . . . Silver in the eight at 2009 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.

WASHINGTON: Placed 11th in varsity eight at the 2009 and 2010 NCAA Championships . . . Won the senior pair and intermediate pair at the 2008 U.S. Rowing Club National Championships . . . Won varsity four at the 2008 NCAA Championships . . . Rowed in the novice eight as a UW freshman in 2007.

PERSONAL: Captain of her Curtis High basketball team and an outstanding cross country runner her senior year . . . Lists her most memorable sporting achievement as making up more than a boat-length in the last 500 meters to win the varsity four at the 2008 NCAA Championships, capping an undefeated season . . . After rowing, she hopes to become a sports medicine doctor.COLIN McCABE / University of Washington

BORN: Dec. 3, 1987, Glendale, CA. RESIDENCE: Brockville, Ontario, Canada. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Eight. COUNTRY: Canada. OLYMPICS (1st): 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by Rowing Canada. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington.

A member of the 2011 World Championships bronze medalist crew in the men’s eight, McCabe competed at two Under-23 World Championships winning silver in 2010 (coxless pairs) and fourth in 2009 (coxless fours). McCabe also competed at two World Junior Championships, winning silver in the coxless pairs in 2007 and placing seventh in the coxed pairs in 2006. In 2001, he won the collegiate, Under-23 and Open men's championships at the C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston.

CAREER: Competed at the 2010 World Rowing Championships for Canada at Lake Karapiro, New Zealand . . . Won gold at Canadian High School National Championships in the pair . . . Two time Speed Order National Champion... Male Athlete of the Year at Brockville Collegiate Institute in 2008. Competed at Junior worlds in 2008 . . . Rowed for Canada U23 eight at senior worlds in 2009.

WASHINGTON -- 2011: Rowed in the varsity eight, winning a national championship at IRAs . . . Rowed four seat in the UW varsity eight that won gold at the Pac-10 Championships . . . Competed in the four seat for the UW varsity eight that defeated Cambridge (UK) and Stanford at the 25th Windermere Cup . . . Rowed four seat in the varsity eight that beat California in the 100th Cal Dual . . . Rowed six seat in the victorious George M. Varnell eight in the Class Day Regatta . . . 2010: Rowed four seat in the varsity eight that went undefeated during the regular season . . . Gold at the Pac-10 Championships . . . Silver at the IRA Championships . . . 2009: Manned six seat in the UW freshmen eight that went undefeated, never failing to win by less than open water.

PERSONAL: Grew up playing hockey in Brockville, Ontario . . . Attended Brockville Collegiate Institute where he was named the 2008 Male Athlete of the Year . . . Majoring in geography at UW . . .  Didn't row at UW in 2012, taking year off to train full-time for the Olympic Games . . . In 2011, was ranked #19 on U.S. rower Megan Kalmoe’s annual list of the “20 Hottest Male Rowers.”BRETT NEWLIN / University of Washington

BORN: March 24, 1982, Mission Viejo, CA. RESIDENCE: Chula Vista, CA. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Eight. COUNTRY: USA. OLYMPICS (2nd): 2008, 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by U.S. Rowing. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington.

Newlin began his rowing career during his freshman year at Michigan State University when he received a flyer in his dorm room mailbox announcing crew tryouts. After transferring to UW in 2002, Newlin earned three varsity letters from 2003-05, immediately after which U.S. Rowing invited him to join the National Team.

OLYMPICS: The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Newlin placed ninth in the four in 2008.

CAREER: Member of the national team since 2005, when he departed UW . . . Won the eight at the 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta . . . Silver in eight at the 2011 E.ON Hanse Canal Cup . . . Fourth in the four at the 2011 World Rowing Championships . . . Bronze in four at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Reached the final of the Steward's Challenge Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta . . . Sixth in eight at the 2010 World Rowing Championships . . . Sixth in four at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Won the Steward’s Challenge Cup at the 2010 Henley Royal Regatta . . . Silver in four at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Munich . . . 13th in four at the 2009 World Rowing Championships . . . Bronze in four at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Silver in the eight at the 2009 U.S. Rowing National Championships . . . Named U.S. Rowing's Male Athlete of the Year in 2006.

WASHINGTON: Transferred to Washington from Michigan State, where he began rowing. Placed second in the varsity eight at both the 2003 and 2004 Intercollegiate Rowing Association regattas . . . Won Ladies Plate Challenge Cup at the 2003 Henley Royal Regatta . . . Earned letters at Washington from 2003-05.

PERSONAL: Newlin graduated from Washington with a degree in computer engineering . . . Grew up in Riverton, WY. . . . One of the largest rowers on the U.S. team, standing 6-9 and weighing 225 . . . Enjoys movies, brewing beer, and karaoke . . . He runs his own business, TLB Engineering, where he does contract work programming micro controllers.MARY WHIPPLE / University of Washington

BORN: May 10, 1980, Sacramento. RESIDENCE: Princeton, NJ. SPORT: Rowing. EVENT: Eight (Cox). COUNTRY: USA. OLYMPICS (3rd): 2004, 2008, 2012. HOW QUALIFIED: Selected by U.S. Rowing. STATE CONNECTION: University of Washington.

Whipple reprises her role as coxswain of the women's eight in the Olympics for the third time. It a job she also held at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics when she won silver and gold medals, respectively. Last month in Lucerne, Whipple steered the American eight to a world record time (5:54.17) as the U.S. won gold at the Samsung Rowing World Cup. Along with the retired Anna Cummins, another former UW rower, Whipple is one of two women with ties to Washington to win rowing medals in consecutive Olympics. She's now the first rower with state ties to make three Olympic teams.

OLYMPICS: Took silver in the eight at the 2004 Olympic Games and helped the Americans set a world record during a qualifying heat . . . Won a gold in eight in 2008.

CAREER: In addition to her success in the Olympic Games, Whipple won gold medals at the 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006 and 2002 World Championships . . . Won golds at the Remenham Challenge Cup in both the 2006 and 2011 Henley Royal Regatta . . . Also won the Henley Prize at the 2000 Henley Royal Regatta . . . Gold in eight at the 2004 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne . . . Gold in eight at the 2004 Rowing World Cup stop in Munich . . . Won championship eight and set the course record at the 2007 Head of the Charles Regatta . . . Won eight at the 2007 U.S. Rowing National Championship . . . Won the championship eight at the 2006 Head of the Charles Regatta . . . Won the championship eight at the 2005 Head of the Charles Regatta . . . Whipple was also part of the winning eights at the 2002 Head of the Charles.

WASHINGTON: Whipple, a 2002 UW graduate, was part of an eight that won gold medals at both the 2001 and 2002 NCAA championships and a silver medal at the 2000 NCAAs . . . Won the four with coxswain at the 1999 NCAA Championships.

PERSONAL: Named the 2008 World Rowing Female Crew of the Year by FISA . . . Enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, and cross-country skiing . . . Youngest of four and has a twin sister who coxed at the University of California-Davis . . . Mary and twin sister Sarah coxed their respective crews to gold medals at the 2002 NCAA Championships . . . Favorite spectator sport is basketball.OLYMPIC ROWING MEDALISTSGOLD: University of Washington, eight (Gordon Adam, Charles Day, Donald Hume, James McMillin, Robert Moch, Herbert Morris, Joseph Rantz, John White) 1936 Berlin; University of Washington (Gordon Giovanelli, Robert Martin, Allen Morgan, Warren Westlund) four w/cox, 1948 London; Ralph Purchase (UW) eight, 1948 London; Justus Smith (UW), eight, 1948 London; Richard Wailes (Seattle), eight, 1956 Melbourne; James Fifer (Seattle), 4/without cox, 1956 Melbourne; John Sayre (Seattle), 4/without cox, 1960 Rome; Wailes, 4/without cox, 1960 Rome; Edward Ferry (Seattle), pair/with cox, 1964 Tokyo; Hugh Foley (Seattle), eight, 1964 Tokyo; Betsy Beard (UW), eight, 1984 Los Angeles; Kristine Norelius (UW), eight, 1984 Los Angeles; Shyril O'Steen (UW), eight, 1984 Los Angeles; Blair Horn (UW), eight, 1984 Los Angeles; Roberto Blanda (UW), eight, 1992 Barcelona; Matt Deakin (Seattle), eight, 2004 Athens; Anna Cummins (UW), eight, 2008 Beijing; Marry Whipple (UW), eight, 2008 Beijing.SILVER: Charles Clapp (UW), eight, 1984 Los Angeles; Al Forney (UW), 4/with cox, 1984 Los Angeles; Ed Ives (UW), 4/with cox, 1984 Los Angeles; John Stillings (UW), 4/with cox, 1984 Los Angeles; Anna Cummins (UW), eight, 2004 Athens; Mary Whipple (UW), eight, 2004 Athens; Lianne Nelson (Seattle), eight, 2004 Athens; David Calder (UW), pair, 2008 Beijing.BRONZE: Phil Leanderson (UW), 4/with cox, 1952 Helsinki; Carl Lovsted (4/with cox, 1952 Helsinki; Albert Rossi (UW), 4/with cox, 1952 Helsinki; Al Ulbrickson (UW), 4/with cox, 1952 Helsinki; Richard Wahlstrom (UW), 4/with cox, 1952 Helsinki; Ted Mittet (UW), 4/without cox, 1964 Tokyo; Mark Schneider (UW), 4/with cox, 1996 Atlanta; Brian Volpenheim (Seattle), eight, 2008 Beijing.

Olympic QualifiersAthletes with connections to the state who have qualified (or been selected) to compete. in the 2012 Games.

AthleteSportGms. #CountryState Connection
Nathan AdrianSwimming2USABremerton native
Scott BaynesBasketball1AustraliaWSU grad
Sue BirdBasketball3USASeattle Storm guard
Kim ButlerBasketball1G. BritainBellarmine Prep
Dave CalderRowing4CanadaUniversity of Washington
Will CrothersRowing1CanadaUniversity of Washington
Tyler FarrarCycling1USAWenatchee native
Amanda FurrerShooting1USAMead High, Spokane
Scott GaultRowing2USAUniversity of Washington
Rob GibsonRowing1CanadaUniversity of Washington
Lauren JacksonBasketball4AustraliaSeattle Storm forward
Anthony JacobRowing1CanadaUniversity of Washington
Ebba JungmarkTrack2SwedenWSU grad
Seth KelseyFencing3CanadaBrush Prairie
Ariana KukorsSwimming1USAAuburn Mountainview
Meagan KalmoeRowing2USAUniversity of Washington
Bernard LagatTrack4USAWashington State University
Giuseppe LanzoneRowing2USAUniversity of Washington
Amy LePeilbetSoccer1USASpokane native
Adrienne LyleEquestrian1USAUniversity of Washington
Adrienne MartelliRowing1USAUniversity of Washington
Arielle MartinCycling1USASpanaway native
Conlin McCabeRowing1CanadaUniversity of Washington
Tamari MiyashiroVolleyball1USAUniversity of Washington
Haley NemraTrack2Marshall Is.Marys.-Pilchuck
Brett NewlinRowing2USAUniversity of Washington
Kara PattersonTrack2USASeattle native
Jennie ReedCycling3USASeattle native
Jarred RomeTrack2USAMarysville-Pillchuck High
Janine SandellVolleyball1Great BritainUniversity of Washington
Hope SoloSoccer2USAUniversity of Washington
Travis StevensJudo2USABellevue native
Courtney ThompsonVolleyball1USAUniversity of Washington
Queen UnderwoodBoxing1USASeattle resident
Eric UptagrafftShooting1USASpokane resident
Tejay van GarderenCycling1USATacoma native
Brad WalkerTrack2USAUniversity of Washington
Mary WhippleRowing3USAUniversity of Washington

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