Oksana Masters

Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Sculls

Birthplace: Khmelnitskyy, Ukraine
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Current Residence: Louisville, Ky.
High School: Atherton High School
Began Rowing: Louisville Adaptive Rowing Club, 2002
Birthdate: 6/19/89
Height: 5’8
Weight: 122
Current Club Affiliation: Louisville Adaptive Rowing Club
Training Location: Orlando, Fla.
Current Coaches: Bradley Lewis, Justin Lednar, Bob Hurley
Years on National Team: Two – 2012-13, Senior

International Results: Finished fourth in the trunk and arms double sculls at the 2013 World Para-Rowing Championships...Won bronze in the trunk and arms double sculls at the 2012 Paralympic Games...Won the trunk and arms double sculls at the 2012 Final Paralympic Qualification Regatta.

National Results: Won the trunk and arms double sculls at the 2013 Para-Rowing World Championships Trials…Won the trunk and arms double sculls at the 2012 Non-Qualified Paralympic Trials.

Personal: Masters was named USRowing's Female Athlete of the Year in 2012...She and Paralympic teammate Rob Jones received the Isabel Bohn Award for Achievement in Adaptive Rowing in 2012...In 2007, Masters received the Bayada Regatta Leo Reilly, Jr. Award for outstanding spirit and determination…She received the Metro Disability Coalition Spotlight Award in 2002 and 2007…In 2007, Masters took part in the Governor Scholar Program…In her spare time, she enjoys working out, rowing, swimming and singing in the car…Masters lists here most memorable sporting achievement, besides competing on the U.S. National Team, as rowing the Head of the Eagle as the only adaptive rower in the head race in the woman’s open single sculls event as Trunk and Arms competing with able-bodied rowers and not being the last to finish…She chose rowing because people wouldn’t stop telling her to give it a try, but then when she tried it, she knew it was where she belonged…The most influential person in her sporting career is her rowing coach, Bob Hurley, “who believed in me and my dream so much as to purchasing a double scull to train in and also for dedicating so much of his unpaid time and expertise on helping me be a well rounded athlete, rower and person all together”…Masters lists her personal hero as her mom…Someday Masters hopes to stand on the Paralympic podium with a gold medal and to row on as many different bodies of water all over the world as she can. After that, she wants to give back to the adaptive rowing community to new rowers with big dreams and pursue the medical field.

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