Vicky Opitz

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Vicky Opitz
Women’s Eight


Birthplace: Madison, Wis.
Hometown: Middleton, Wis.
Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.
Club Affiliations: USRowing Training Center – Princeton, Vesper Boat Club
Began Rowing: 2006, University of Wisconsin
Date of Birth: 6/5/88
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 153
High School: Middleton High School
Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin, B.A. Political Science & Communication Arts, 2011
Training Location: Princeton, N.J.
Current Coach: Tom Terhaar
National Teams: Three – 2013-15, Senior

International Results: Won gold in the eight at the 2015 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2014 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2014 World Rowing Cup 2…Won gold in the eight at the 2013 World Rowing Championships...Won gold and set a world record (5:54.16) in the final in the eight at the 2013 World Rowing Cup 3...Won the senior four at the 2012 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta...Finished second in the senior double sculls, senior quadruple sculls and the champion eight event at the 2012 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

National Results: Finished fifth in the pair at the 2015 National Selection Regatta 1…Finished fourth in the pair at the 2014 National Selection Regatta 1...Finished second in the pair at the 2013 National Selection Regatta 2...Finished second in the champion four at the 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta.

Personal: Vicky enjoys reading, cooking, baking, yoga, tennis traveling and napping...Vicky was named the 2012 Vesper Boat Club Female Athlete of the Year...Her most memorable athletic achievement was being part of the first ever-Wisconsin win of the Big Ten Rowing Championship, the highest finish at South Central Regatta, and the highest team finish of seventh at the NCAA Championships...After row-ing, Vicky would like to go back to school for business or law or go completely the other direction and go to culinary school specializing in pastry.

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