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Ryan O'Rourke
Position: Starboard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bethlehem, Pa.
High School: The Lawrenceville School
Major: Undeclared

National Team

  • Trained with the United States Junior World Development team

2013-14 (Freshman)

  • Competed with all three boats during his first season
  • Finished in 17th place with the second varsity eight at the IRA National Championships
  • Placed fourth in the frosh eight at the Pac-12 Championships 
  • Made his collegiate debut at the Davis Invitational, placing first in the varsity eight and second in the varsity four 
  • Claimed third with the varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic after winning the prelims heat 
  • Won two races at the Stanford Invitational, including against USD with the 1V8 and UCSD with the 3V8 
  • Raced with the frosh eight in a loss to No. 2 Cal in the Big Row
  • Lost in dual races against Washington (2V8) and Oregon State (F8)

High School

  • Graduated in 2013 from The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J. 
  • Team captain in 2012-13 
  • Helped lead The Lawrenceville School to the MAPL Championship two straight years in 2012 and 2013
  • Placed first at the 2011 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in the 4+ 
  • Won first place in the CRASH B’s at the World Indoor Rowing Championships
  • Recipient of the 2013 Tihonnen Award for sportsmanship, leadership and athleticism 
  • Holds his high school’s deadlift record at 525 pounds 
  • Set the Junior American record in the 500m on the Concept 2 rowing machine with a time of 1:17.7 
  • Also holds the record at his high school in the 2k and 6k 
  • Also played hockey for 10 years


  • Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
  • Parents are Daniel and Elizabeth O’Rourke
  • Has two siblings, Lance and Adrienne 
  • Father, Daniel, was a wrestler at Montana State 
  • Major is undeclared