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Glenn Ochal

OchalGlenn Ochal 

Men’s Four

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pa.

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa. 

Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif. 

Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center - Princeton

Began Rowing: Roman Catholic High School and Crescent Boat Club, 2001

Date of Birth: 3/1/86 

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 205

High School: Roman Catholic High School

Undergraduate Education: Princeton University, Economics, 2008

Training Location: Princeton, N.J.

Current Coaches: Luke McGee, Bryan Volpenheim

Years on National Team: Seven – 2003, Junior; 2005, 2007, Under 23; 2009-12, Senior

International Results: Won gold in the eight at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup III...Won bronze in the four at the 2012 Olympic Games...Finished eighth in the quadruple sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Finished 11th in the double sculls at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Reached the semifinals of the Double Sculls Challenge Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta...Finished fifth in the double sculls at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Munich...Finished seventh in the double sculls at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Finished seventh in the double sculls at the 2010 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne...Finished 12th in the quadruple sculls at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Finished fourth in the quadruple sculls at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Finished fifth in the double sculls at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Banyoles…Placed 16th in the quadruple sculls at the 2007 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Placed 12th in the quadruple sculls at the 2005 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Placed 18th in the double sculls at the 2003 World Rowing Junior Championships. 

National Results: Won the pair at the 2012 National Selection Regatta #1...Won the double sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2...Finished second in the single sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #1...Finished third in the single sculls at the 2011 West Coast Spring Speed Order...Won the double sculls at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #2…Finished third in the single sculls at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #1...Won gold in the quadruple sculls at the 2009 USRowing National Championships…Won the double sculls at the 2009 National Selection Regatta #2…Finished second in the single sculls at the 2009 National Selection Regatta #1…Won gold in the Championship Four at the 2008 Head of the Charles Regatta…Won gold in the Championship Eight at the 2005 Head of the Charles Regatta.

Personal: Ochal was named USRowing's Male Athlete of the Year in 2012...He enjoys outdoors activities and competitive card playing…Playing football is his favorite activity, followed closely by beach volleyball, competitive horse shoes and bocce ball…Ochal is a superfan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles…He has seen every Nicolas Cage movie at least five times…Ochal is a member of a family of six – parents Lee and JoAnne and siblings Lea Anne, Kyle and Justin…He attributes all of his accomplishments to his parents, who have given him every advantage needed to be successful.