Kaitlin Knifton


Date of birth






Began Rowing

2015, Texas Rowing Center


Austin, Texas


Austin, Texas

Current residence

Austin, Texas

High School

McCallum High School

Undergraduate Education

University of Texas

Training Location

Austin, Texas

Current Coach

Falesha Thrash

Club Affiliations

Texas Rowing Center



Two – Junior, 2017-18

International Results

Won bronze in the four with coxswain at the 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships...Finished ninth in the pair at the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships.

National Results


World Rowing Junior Championships

Third, women's four with coxswain

National Results

Finished second in the pair at the 2018 USRowing Youth National Championships...Finished fourth in the youth four with coxswain at the 2017 Head of the Charles Regatta.


Kate enjoys drawing, baking and spending time with friends. Before she started rowing, she was a dancer for 14 years and competed in dance for seven years. At one point, she owned eight pet chickens. She will be attending the University of Texas this fall. Kate was a Trustee Award Winner for all four years of high school for being in the top 10% of her class. She graduated with highest honors for being ranked third in her high school class, was honorable mention in the National Merit Scholar Program, and was an officer on her high school drill team from 2015-17, winning the state championships for her solo in drill team in 2016. Kate was captain of her club rowing team during 2017-18.

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