Vicky Opitz


Date of birth






Began Rowing

2006, University of Wisconsin


Middleton, Wis.


Madison, Wis.

Current residence

Princeton, N.J.

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

Club Affiliations

USRowing Training Center – Princeton

National Teams

Five – Senior, 2013-15, 2018-19

International Results

Finished fourth in the four at the 2019 World Rowing Cup II...Finished fourth in the four at the 2019 World Rowing Cup I...Won gold in the eight and finished ninth in the pair at the 2018 World Rowing Championships...Placed third in the eight and four at the 2018 World Rowing Cup III...Placed fourth in the four and third in the eight at the 2017 World Rowing Cup II...Won the Remenham Challenge Cup at the 2016 Henley Royal Regatta...Won the eight at the 2015 World Rowing Championships...Won the eight at the 2014 World Rowing Championships...Placed first in the eight at the 2014 World Rowing Cup II...Placed first and set a world record in the eight at the 2013 World Rowing Cup III...Placed first in the senior four and second in the senior double sculls, second in the senior quadruple sculls and second in the championship eight at the 2012 Canadian Henley.

National Results

Finished fifth in the pair at the 2015 National Selection Regatta I…Finished fourth in the pair at the 2014 National Selection Regatta I...Finished second in the pair at the 2013 National Selection Regatta II...Finished second in the champion four at the 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta.


Vicky enjoys reading, cooking, baking, yoga, tennis traveling and napping. She 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 Big Ten rowing championship, the highest finish at the South-Central Regatta, and the highest team finish of seventh at the NCAA Championships. After rowing, Vicky would like to go back to school for business or law or go completely in the other direction and go to culinary school, specializing in pastry.

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