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Wes Piermarini

Wes Piermarini

Men’s Quadruple Sculls

Birthplace: Northampton, Mass.
Hometown: West Brookfield, Mass.
Current Residence: Imperial Beach, Calif.
Began Rowing: University of Massachusetts, 2000
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center - Chula Vista
Date of Birth: 11/19/82
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 200
High School: Worcester Academy
Undergraduate Education: University of Massachusetts, Architecture
Graduate Education: University of Massachusetts, Architecture
Occupation: Architect
Employer: M.W. Steele Group, San Diego, Calif.
Training Location: Chula Vista, Calif.
Current Coach: Tim McLaren
Years on National Team: Three – 2008, 2010, 2012, Senior

International Results: Finished eighth in the quadruple sculls at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Finished 13th in the double sculls at the 2008 Olympic Games.

National Results: Won the double sculls at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Rowing…Finished fourth in the double sculls at the 2008 National Selection Regatta #2…Finished fifth in the championships single sculls at the 2006 Head of the Charles…Won the double sculls, open single sculls, single sculls dash, and elite single sculls at the 2006 Canadian Henley…Won bronze in the elite single sculls, senior single sculls and elite single sculls dash at the 2005 USRowing National Championships.

Personal: Wes wanted to compete in the Olympic Games from an early age, initially as a downhill skier…He picked up rowing his freshman year in college as a walk on and was hooked from day one…Wes said his hobbies are surfing, cooking, architecture, art, and when he returns home, skiing with his brothers Garrett and Andrew…Wes eats oatmeal as a pre-competition ritual…Wes said competing in the 2008 Olympic Games and being named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team are his most memorable sporting achievements…He thanks his wife Catherine for being so supportive, and for always believing in him…Wes spent the last year training at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, and working at M.W.Steele Group, an architecture firm in San Diego…He attributes much of his success to the balance he obtained through working and training simultaneously. "Sometimes you need to get away from it all, having somewhere else to go both mentally and physically really helped me on my path to the games in London," he said.