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Maggie Cheek
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 1 Year

Maggie Cheek enters her third season as an assistant coach with the Stanford Lightweight Rowing team in 2015-16.

Cheek helped coach the Cardinal to the 2015 IRA National Championship, the fifth in program history. Both the varsity eight and varsity four won national titles, making Stanford the first school to sweep the two events at IRA’s. The championship for the varsity four was the first in school history, while the varsity eight won for the fifth time. The varsity eight also went undefeated in 11 races, while taking titles at the San Diego Crew Classic, WIRA Championships and Pacific Coast Rowing Championships. The second varsity eight and novice eight also won gold at WIRA’s.

In her first campaign on The Farm, Cheek helped lead Stanford to a second place finish in both the varsity eight and varsity four at the IRA National Championships. The varsity eight captured titles at the San Diego Crew Classic, WIRA Championships and Pacific Coast Rowing Championships. Two rowers were selected to the Pocock All-America team.

Cheek had a connection to Stanford, coaching the Rowing High Performance Camp since 2008 while working as an account executive for Twitter. She began coaching at Marin Rowing Association in 2007 for the summer Learn to Row camps for juniors.

As a collegiate rower, Cheek was a two-year letterwinner as a coxswain at the University of Washington. She won a gold medal in the Varsity 4+ at the NCAA National Championships as a sophomore in 2008. Her freshman year she won a gold medal in the Varsity 4+ at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships and finished fifth at Nationals. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in political science, concentrating in law, societies and justice.

She began her rowing career as a freshman in high school at the Marin Rowing Association. She was a three-year letterwinner, co-captain as a senior and earned a bronze medal in the Lightweight Varsity 8+ her senior year at Nationals.

Cheek currently resides in San Francisco.

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