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Kristy Wentzel
Position: Starboard
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Anselmo, Calif.
High School: The Branson School
Major: Human Biology
Wentzel Videos
2013-14 (Senior)
  • CRCA Pocock Second Team All-America 
  • CRCA West All-Region first team 
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention 
  • Competed with the varsity eight and second varsity eight 
  • Placed sixth in the varsity eight at the NCAA Championships after winning both the heat and semifinal races 
  • Won gold in the varsity eight to help Stanford capture its first Pac-12 Championship 
  • Handed No. 2 Cal its first loss of the season to capture the Lambert Cup for the first time since 2009
  • Recorded victories over No. 4 USC and No. 9 Notre Dame with the varsity eight at the Lake Natoma Invitational
  • Finished second in two varsity eight races at the Oregon State Classic
  • Defeated No. 16 Louisville and lost to No. 3 Virginia with the 2V8 at the Pac-12 Challenge 
  • Took a loss in the 1V8 in a rematch against No. 9 USC
2012-13 (Junior)
  • Recorded a fourth-place finish in the I Eight Petite Finals at the NCAA Championships 
  • Posted a fifth-place finish in the I Eight at the PAC-12 Championships 
  • Defeated Syracuse in a morning dual race and placed first in a five-team afternoon competition as part of the I Eight at the Oregon State Classic 
  • Won all three races with the Cardinal I Eight at the PAC-12 Women’s Challenge 
  • Came away with a third place finish in the Cardinal I Eight at the Lake Natoma Invitational 
  • Raced to a ninth-place finish in the Championship Eights at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston in a time of 17:10.135 
  • Captured second in the Eight during both the morning race and night sprint at the Head of the Oklahoma 
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
2011-12 (Sophomore) 
  • Part of the Stanford I Eight that finished eighth at NCAA Championships and fifth at Pac-12 Championships 
  • Earned nods to CRCA All-America and West Region Teams 
  • Won the women’s pair race alongside Christina Bax at the Head of the American while also finishing third in the eights 
  • Upended Notre Dame in the I Eight at the Stanford Invitational
  • Posted a third place time with the I Eight at the Lake Natoma Invitational
  • Member of the I Eight which took sixth in the Jessop-Whittier Cup final
  • Competed with the Cardinal Eight at the Head of the Charles and came in eighth overall 
  • Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention and a CRCA Scholar-Athlete
2010-11 (Freshman) 
  • Won gold at the NCAA Championships and Pac-10 Championships with the Cardinal II Eight 
  • Led the Cardinal II Eight to a victory over California at the Big Row
  • Recorded an undefeated weekend at the Lake Natoma Invitational
  • Defeated UCLA with the Cardinal II Eight to begin the spring at the PAC-10 Challenge 
  • Won the Head of the Oklahoma as the Cardinal Eight crossed the finish line nearly 17 seconds ahead of the next boat and finished second in the 500-meter sprint showcase
  • In the championship eight division, placed ninth at the Head of the Charles
High School 
  • A 2010 graduate of The Branson School 
  • Four-year letterwinner in crew 
  • 2009 Regional and National Champion 8+ 
  • 2009 Women's U.S. Junior National Champion 8+ at Worlds in France 
  • 2009 U.S. Junior National 8+ Undefeated boats all year
  • Team captain and middle blocker for volleyball team
  • Born in San Francisco, Calif. 
  • Parents are Jochen and Laurie Wentzel 
  • Has three siblings, Meghan, Carrie and Amy
  • Majoring in human biology