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Birthplace: Ithaca, N.Y.
Hometown: Ithaca, N.Y.
Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center -- Princeton
Began Rowing: The Friends’ School, Tasmania, Australia, 1996
Date of Birth: 4/14/82
High School: Ithaca High School, Ithaca, N.Y.
Undergraduate Education: Harvard College, 2005
Graduate Education: Columbia Law School, J.D., Class of 2013
Training Location: Princeton, N.J.
Current Coach: Tom Terhaar
Years on National Team: Eleven -- 1999-2000, Junior; 2002-2008, 2011-12, Senior
International Results: Won gold in the eight at the 2012 Olympic Games...Won gold and set a world record (5:54.17) in the heat in the eight at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II...Finished eighth in the pair at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Won the Princess Grace Challenge Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta...Won gold in the eight at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing…Won gold in the eight at the 2008 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne…Won gold in the eight at the 2007 World Rowing Championships…Won gold and set the world record in the eight at the 2006 World Rowing Championships…Took silver in the eight at the 2006 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne…Finished fifth in the quadruple sculls at the 2005 World Rowing Championships…Took bronze in the quadruple sculls at the 2005 Rowing World Cup in Munich…Took silver in the eight at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens…Won gold in the eight at the 2004 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne…Won gold in the eight and took bronze in the pair at the 2004 Rowing World Cup in Munich…Won gold in the four at the 2003 World Rowing Championships…Won gold in the eight at the 2002 World Rowing Championships…Won gold in the four and finished fourth in the eight at the 2000 World Rowing Junior Championships…Took silver in the eight and finished fourth in the four at the 1999 World Rowing Junior Championships.
National Results: Finished fourth in the pair at the 2012 National Selection Regatta #1...Won the pair at the 2011 Senior World Championship Trials...Finished second in the four and third in the quadruple sculls at the 2006 Australian National Championships…Won the championship double at the 2005 Head of the Charles Regatta…Finished third in the varsity eight at the 2005 NCAA Championships…Won the varsity eight and the team championship at the 2003 NCAA Championships…Won the single sculls at the 2000 USRowing Youth Invitational…Finished second in the single sculls at the 1998 and 1999 USRowing Youth Invitational.
Personal: Caryn’s hobbies include sailing, horseback riding, ballroom dancing, downhill skiing, and grocery shopping...As a senior at Harvard, she competed on the ballroom team...Caryn lists her most memorable sporting achievement as beating all of the boys in her class to win the third-grade arm wrestling competition...She was part of the first-ever U.S. junior women's crew to win a gold medal at the Junior World Championships in 2000...Caryn lists C.R.A.S.H.-B's as her favorite place to compete, saying that it always terrified her but that she felt a strong sense of accomplishment and relief when it was over...She lists Whitney Post, her coach and training partner in high school, as the most influential person in her sporting career...Caryn said she learned most what she knows from Post, especially in the mental aspects of sports and life...Post now runs a sports psychology consulting company in Boston.