Biography:

Conlin McCabe made his Olympic debut as a member of the silver medal-winning eight at London 2012. A year earlier he had been part of the eight crew that won bronze at the world championships. Prior to joining the senior national team, McCabe enjoyed success as a junior and U23 competitor, winning silver medals at the 2007 World Junior Championships in the pair and at the 2008 and 2010 World U23 Championships in the eight and pair, respectively. In recent years McCabe has been competing in the four, winning a bronze medal at the 2014 World Cup in Aiguebelette, France before finishing fifth at the 2014 World Championships. In 2015, he and the “True North Four” won World Cup bronze in Varese, Italy and narrowly missed the world championship podium with their fourth place finish. In between, McCabe won two gold medals at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto as a member of the four and the eight. McCabe rowed at the University of Washington where he won three NCAA Championships, including two undefeated seasons as a freshman and junior. His undefeated freshman eight boat never failed to win by less than open water. He was featured in the May 2011 issue of Sports Illustrated’s “Faces In The Crowd”.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Michael and Sharon McCabe… Younger sisters Mollie and Elizabeth… Cousin Martha McCabe is also on the Olympic team in swimming… Getting into the Sport: Started rowing when he was 9… Outside Interests: Earned his Bachelor of Arts in Geography at the University of Washington… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Make it happen”… If he isn’t rowing well he will take off his socks… Favourite Olympic memory is watching the men’s eight win gold at Beijing 2008…