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Erin Cafaro

Erin CafaroErin Cafaro

Birthplace: Modesto, Calif.

Hometown: Modesto, Calif.

Current Residence: Berkeley, Calif.

Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center

Began Rowing: Stockton Rowing Club, 2001

Date of Birth: 6/9/83

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 160

High School: Modesto High School

Undergraduate Education: University of California at Berkeley, Political Science, 2006

Training Location: Princeton, N.J.

Current Coach: Tom Terhaar

Years on National Team: Seven – 2005, Under 23; 2006-10, 2012, Senior

International Results: Won gold in the eight at the 2012 Olympic Games...Won silver in the pair at the 2012 Samsung World Cup Rowing II...Won silver in the pair at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup I...Took bronze in the pair at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Took bronze in the pair at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Bled…Won gold in the eight and pair at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Took silver in the eight and finished fifth in the pair at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Won gold in the eight at the 2008 Olympic Games...Won gold in the eight at the 2008 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Won gold in the four at the 2007 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2007 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Took bronze in the four at the 2006 World Rowing Championships...Took silver in the eight at the 2006 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Won gold in the four at the 2005 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.

National Results: Won the pair at the 2012 National Selection Regatta #1...Finished second in the pair at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2...Won the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #2…Won in the pair at the 2009 World Championships Trials…Won gold in the eight at the 2009 USRowing National Championships…Won in the pair at the 2009 National Selection Regatta #2…Won gold in the eight and silver in the four at the 2007 USRowing National Championships...Won the team title and finished second in the varsity eight at the 2006 NCAA Championships...Won the varsity eight at the 2006 Pacific-10 Championships...Won the team title and varsity eight at the 2005 NCAA Championships...Won the varsity eight at the 2005 Pacific-10 Championships.

Personal: Erin was named USRowing’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2009 and World Rowing Female Crew of the Year in 2008 and 2009…Erin lists her most memorable moment in sports as winning a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games…Erin’s brother played on the defensive line at Cal from 2000-2004…She became interested in rowing after she saw an article on national team rower Ali Cox in the local newspaper…Erin is attending graduate school at Drexel University towards a Masters Degree in Sport Management…Erin is a San Francisco Giants fan and a college football and basketball fan…Her mother worked for the Giants for several years, and Erin was born and raised a Giants fan…Her family still has season tickets…Erin was at Candlestick Park when the earthquake occurred at the 1989 World Series…Erin says she is pretty superstitious and adds 22 seconds to any workout or warm-up…As a Giants fan growing up, her favorite player was Will Clark and the extra 22 seconds comes from his jersey number…She enjoys running, lifting heavy things and would like to qualify for the Crossfit Games.

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