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…

Suzanne Stettinius

Instagram One day—five sports BioAchievementsMore Suzanne represented the US in the 2012 London Games as a competitor in the modern pentathlon—an intense one-day performance of equestrian skills on an unfamiliar horse, fencing, running, shooting, and swimming designed to highlight the skills a nineteenth century solider would need to survive behind enemy lines. She first competed…

Weston “Seth” Kelsey

Related Article He fights to win BioAchievementsMore After trying a number of other sports (basketball and kung fu among them) Seth Kelsey tried épée fencing and stuck with it because, “I really liked the one-on-one nature of fencing. It’s a fun combination of physical and mental ability.” Although he claims he was “terrible” his first…

Christina Loukas

Twitter Life has its ups, downs…and twists BioAchievementsMore A two-time Summer Games competitor and nine-time national champion, Christina Loukas has been head-over-heels in the sport of diving nearly her entire life. She’s competed at elite levels in 1-meter, 3-meter, synchronized 3-meter, and synchronized 10-meter diving. But before she dedicated herself to diving, Christina dabbled in…

Troy Dumais

Facebook Video Related Article Making a big splash in diving BioAchievementsMore Troy is simply the most successful sibling in a family of five very competitive divers. He has represented the United States in the summer games four times: 2000, 2004 (where he competed alongside his brother Justin), 2008, and 2012 (where he won a bronze…