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Kady Glessner

Kady GlessnerKady Glessner

Birthplace: Seattle, Wash.

Hometown: Seattle, Wash.

Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.

Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center

Began Rowing: Holy Names Academy, 2002

Date of Birth: 3/11/86  

Height: 6’0”  

Weight: 174

High School: Holy Names Academy, 2003

Undergraduate Education: Northeastern University, 2008

Training Location: Princeton, N.J.

Current Coach: Tom Terhaar

Years on National Team: Five – 2006, 2008, Under 23; 2009-11, Senior 

International Results: Finished eighth in the quadruple sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II...Finished fourth in the quadruple sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup I...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 Remenham Challenge Cup and set the course record at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta...Won gold in the eight at the 2010 World Rowing Championships…Won gold in the eight at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Won gold in the eight at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Finished second in the eight at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Won gold in the eight at the 2008 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Won gold in the eight at the 2006 World Rowing Under 23 Championships. 

National Results: Won the pair at the 2011 Senior World Championship Trials...Finished fifth in the pair at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2...Finished sixth in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #3…Finished third in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #2…Finished second in the Championship Eight at the 2009 Head of the Charles Regatta…Won gold in the eight at the 2009 USRowing National Championships…Finished third in the pair at the 2009 National Selection Regatta #2.

Personal: Kady enjoys photography, reading, and squash…She was selected as a First-Team D1 All-New England  and a Second-Team D1 All-American in 2006 and 2007, as well as a Second-Team D1 All-New England in 2005…Kady’s sister rowed and encouraged her to try the sport…Her greatest sporting achievements are winning gold medals at the 2006 and 2008 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…The most influential person in Kady’s rowing career is her first rowing coach, Julie Raney, because she taught Kady how to push through all the nonsense and love the sport…Kady hopes to row for a few more years before going back to school to earn a higher degree.