Monday, August 18, 2008

Mary Whipple Leads Women Rowers to Gold in Beijing

I watched it yesterday on TV and have received numerous phone calls and emails reporting the event, so we probably ought to mention it on the Whipple Website's blog.

U.S. Women's eight rowing team received a gold medal yesterday at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. The team's coxswain was Mary Whipple of Orangevale, California.

28 years old, Mary is a graduate of Casa Roble High School.

Among her accomplishments:
  • Gold medal, women's eight, 2007 FISA world championships
  • Gold medal, women's eight, 2007 FISA World Cup
  • Gold medal, women's eight, 2006 FISA world championships
  • Silver medal, women's eight, 2006 FISA World Cup
  • Gold medal, women's eight, 2006 Henley Royal Regatta Remenham Cup
  • Bronze medal, women's eight, 2005 FISA World Cup
  • Silver medal, women's eight, 2004 Athens Games
  • First place, women's eight, 2002 NCAA championships
Congratulations, Mary!
See an article about the event on sacbee.com.