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Jenny Sichel

Paralympian 2016

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Athlete Bio




Clifton, NJ


Clifton High School (Clifton, N.J.) ‘06 Bryn Mawr College ’10, Mathematics

classification: Legs, Trunk and Arms Four with Coxswain

Sichel began rowing her freshman year of college because the school did not have a softball team. She was the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Rower and the 2010 Bryn Mawr College Most Valuable Rower. She received the 2010 Bryn Mawr College Founder’s Award. She was named the 2007 Mid-Atlantic All-Region Novice Rower. She was a rower before a herniated disc caused her to switch to coxing. The most influential people in her athletic career are her college rowing coach Carol Bower, who taught her the sport and encouraged her national team aspirations....Has one brother, Billy…Her hobbies include baking, running, pole vaulting, baton twirling and playing softball…In high school, she was a drum majorette for the band and earned the Clifton High School Drum Majorette Award for Excellence in Performance…Her pre-race ritual is her “race day hair,” the braids she has worn for every race in her career…Most memorable sporting achievement is making the 2010 U.S. National Team…After rowing, she plans to study veterinary medicine.
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver (LTAMix4+)
  • Most recent: 2015 – silver (LTAMix4+)
  • Years of Participation: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Medals: 2 (2 silver)
  • Silver – 2014 (LTAMix4+), 2015 (LTAMix4+)


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