Michelle Sechser

Michelle Sechser

Olympian 2020

Michelle Sechser rows across the water
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Michelle Sechser rows across the water with her team
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Folsom, CA


University of Tulsa

Began rowing at age 14 for Capital Crew in Folsom, Calif., after seeing how much her older sister was enjoying crew...After attending grad school at the University of Tulsa for her MBA, she began pursuing her U.S. National Team dream...In the offseason, she enjoys cycling and races bikes for QCW p/b Cadence Cycling...Her biggest role models are the USA lightweight women who trail-blazed before her, including Jen Goldsack, Christine Collins, Lindsay Burns Barbier, Ellen St Clair and Joanne Iverson.
  • Won the lightweight double sculls at the 2021 World Rowing Final Olympic Qualification Regatta
  • 3rd place finish at the 2011 Pan American Games
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 5th (double sculls)
  • Most recent: 2019 – 10th (lightweight double) ,6th (lightweight double sculls)
  • Years of Participation: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Medals: 1 ( 1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2017 (double sculls)
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