Marlee Blue


Date of birth






Began Rowing

2011, Holy Names Academy Crew


Seattle, Wash.


Seattle, Wash.

Current residence

Seattle, Wash.

High School

Holy Names Academy

Undergraduate Education

University of Washington, 2015

Training Location

Seattle, Wash.

Current Coach

Yaz Farooq, Josh Gautrea, Megan Carcagno

Club Affiliations

University of Washington


Under 23 Teams



2014 - 2015

National Teams

Four – Junior, 2014-15; Under 23, 2016, 2018

International Results


World Rowing Under 23 Championships

Eleventh, quadruple sculls


World Rowing Junior Championships

Firth, women's four


Youth Olympic Games

Fourth, women's pair

World Rowing Junior Championships

Second, women's four

International Results

Finished 11th in the quadruple sculls at the 2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won gold in the four at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships...Won silver in the four at the 2014 World Rowing Junior Championships.

National Results

Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2018 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships...Won the second varsity eight at the 2017 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships...Won the pair and finished third in the eight at the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships…Won the junior four at the 2014 Head of the Charles... Won silver in the pair and finished fourth in the four with coxswain at the 2014 USRowing Youth National Championships… Won the junior women’s four at the 2013 Head of the Charles...Won silver in the four with coxswain at the 2013 USRowing Youth National Championships…Won the 2014 Northwest Ergomania Indoor Rowing Championship.


Outside of rowing, Marlee also enjoys breadmaking. One of Marlee’s personal heroes is her teammate, Anna Thornton...Marlee lists her hobby as drinking coffee…She began rowing after she was cut from the soccer team…Her most memorable sporting achievement includes winning the Youth National Championships with her best friend, Katy Gillingham…Caitlin McClain and Conal Groom have been the most influential people in her rowing career because they have taught her to push through all of her preconceived limits, while maintaining her passion and enjoyment of rowing.

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