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

2014-15 (Sophomore)
• Member of the varsity eight
• Picked up five race victories for the season
• Finished sixth in the C Final at the IRA National Championships for 18th overall

• Earned a bronze medal at the Pac-12 Championships
• Secured victories over No. 17 Oregon State and No. 11 Wisconsin at the Pac-12 Challenge

• Posted wins over Santa Clara and UC San Diego at the Stanford Invitational
• Took second with the varsity eight in a dual against No. 8 Boston University
• Lost to No. 1 Cal at the Big Row

• Finished third in the varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic

• Won the open 8+ and took second place in the pair at Head of the American

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)

National Team
• Trained with the United States Junior World Development team

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