Kristine O’Brien

 

Statistics

Date of birth

10/3/1991

Height

5'11"

Weight

164

Began Rowing

St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, 2005

Hometown

Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Birthplace

Clane, County Kildare, Ireland

Current residence

Princeton, N.J.

Undergraduate Education

University of Virginia

Training Location

Princeton, N.J.

Current Coach

Tom Terhaar, Laurel Korholz

Club Affiliations

USRowing Training Center - Princeton

National Teams

Eight – Junior, 2009; Under 23, 2011-13; Senior, 2015-18

International Results

Won gold in the eight at the 2018 World Rowing Championships...Won bronze in the pair and eight at the 2018 World Rowing Cup III...Placed fourth in the four at the 2017 World Rowing Championships...Took bronze eight at the 2017 World Rowing Cup II...Took silver in the four at the 2016 World Rowing Championships...Won the Remenham Challenge Cup at the 2016 Henley Royal Regatta...Won gold in the four at the 2015 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Placed seventh in the quadruple sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Placed sixth in the pair at the 2009 World Rowing Junior Championships.

National Results

Finished sixth in the pair at the 2015 National Selection Regatta I…Finished fourth in the varsity eight at the 2013 NCAA Championships...Finished third overall and won the collegiate category in the championship eight at the 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta...Won the varsity eight and team title at the 2012 NCAA Championships…Won the championship eight at the 2011 Head of the Charles…Finished seventh in the varsity eight at the 2011 NCAA Championships...Finished second in the championship eight at the 2010 Head of the Charles…Won the intermediate double sculls and senior eight at the 2010 USRowing Club National Championships…Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2010 NCAA Championships…Won the senior double sculls at the 2009 Stotesbury Cup Regatta...Finished second in the senior double sculls at the 2009 Scholastic Rowing Association of America Championships…Won the youth double sculls at the 2008 Head of the Charles.

Personal

Kristine, nicknamed "O'B," enjoys picnics on the lawn, beach volleyball, and Buffalo wings. She was the 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year and was a part of the ACC Crew of the Year. In 2011 and 2012, she was All-ACC, CRCA All-South Region, and 2011 First-Team All-American. In 2011, she won the Coaches Award for Excellence. Kristine lists winning the varsity eight and team title at the 2012 NCAA Championships as her most memorable sporting achievement. She lists her grandmother as the most influential person in her life, and her parents and Kevin Sauer as the most influential people in her rowing career. The night before a race, Kristine says she must wear her lucky pajamas.

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