Keith Sanderson

Related Article Video He pulled the trigger on success BioAchievementsMore In 1996, Keith Sanderson was the type of US Marine who wanted to be the best at everything—and the Marine Corps, he said, “puts a big emphasis on marksmanship.” So he practiced. A lot. “I got to where I was the best (pistol shooter) in…

Matt Emmons

Twitter Related Article His sights are always set on gold BioAchievementsMore New Jersey native Matt Emmons has been around guns his entire life—many of the men in his family were avid hunters, as was Matt. But it wasn’t until he was introduced to an FBI firearms instructor at age 14 that Matt’s hobby became his…

Jamie (Gray) Corkish

Facebook A very straight shooter BioAchievementsMore Pennsylvania native Jaime Gray’s road to 2012 gold began when she was a youngster—shooting in a BB gun program when she was 8. As time moved on, athletics continued to play a major role in Jamie’s life: she also played high-school varsity soccer, basketball, and softball, in addition to…

Corey Cogdell

Website Facebook Twitter Top shot BioAchievementsMore For Corey Cogdell, making history is a blast. At the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, the Alaska native became the first American woman to medal in the sport of trap (shotgun) shooting—a mere two years after she began competing in 2006. She started earning medals in 2007, placed first against…

Mary Whipple

Facebook Twitter Video The brain in the boat BioAchievementsMore At 5 feet 3 inches and 106 pounds soaking wet, Mary Whipple is about 11 inches shorter and nearly 70 pounds lighter than most of her teammates. Sitting in the ninth seat—the only one facing forward—she’s also the only woman in the boat who’s not rowing…

Meghan Musnicki

Facebook Twitter Website Never, ever, ever give up BioAchievementsMore Meghan Musnicki’s seat in the gold medal-winning U.S. women’s eight boat at the 2012 Games in London didn’t come easy. She didn’t go to a traditionally strong rowing college, and she was cut from the national team time and time again—in 2005, in 2008, and in…

Eleanor Logan

Facebook Twitter She just doesn’t quit BioAchievementsMore In third grade, she won the 100-meter individual medley in swimming at the Maine State Championship. In high school, she led her basketball team to nationals—twice. So when one of Eleanor Logan’s teachers at Brooks School suggested that she take up rowing for the spring semester, she did.…

Esther Lofgren

Website Facebook Twitter Intensely competitive BioAchievementsMore Esther Lofgren won gold in the 2012 Games in London in the women’s eight (a boat rowed by eight women pulling eight oars). She’s also a seven-time US national team rower and current world record holder in the eight. When she’s not rowing, Esther is an avid blogger and…

Caroline Lind Shald

Facebook Twitter Going forward by facing backward BioAchievementsMore Little did this two-time gold medalist of the Games know that when her mother happened upon an article in The Wall Street Journal proclaiming that there was a large number of rowing scholarships available for women, it would change her life. “When I attended Phillips Andover in…

Caryn Davies

Related Article Video Row, row, row your boat—to 3 medals BioAchievementsMore Long-limbed Caryn Davies was 13 years old when, “tagging along behind my father in a local grocery store, a large man walked up, pointed at me, and said ‘I want YOU for rowing!’” With her height, Caryn had the obvious physical potential to be…