Biography:

After being an alternate for Beijing 2008, Lindsay Jennerich made her Olympic debut at London 2012 where she and lightweight double sculls partner Patricia Obee won the B final to finish seventh overall. At Rio 2016 they advanced to the A final where after a bit of a slow start, they posted the fastest times over the second half of the race to win the silver medal. Together, Jennerich and Obee have stood on two world championship podiums, winning silver in 2011 and 2014. It was Jennerich’s third career world medal after winning gold with Tracy Cameron in 2010. Jennerich became a lightweight rower while attending the University of Victoria. After finding herself in competition for a crew place with members of the women’s national team, she knew that she was too small to be a true heavyweight so she decided to drop the weight necessary to be a lightweight. She quickly made the U23 national team, winning world U23 titles with Lysanne Lavigne in 2002 and 2004 around a bronze medal in 2003. After narrowly missing the world championship podium in 2015 with their fourth place finish, Jennerich and Obee won gold at the second World Cup stop of 2016 in Lucerne. It was their first World Cup victory together. Jennerich has a total of seven career World Cup medals in the lightweight double sculls with three different partners (Obee, Cameron, Sheryl Preston) to go with two World Cup gold medals in the non-Olympic lightweight single sculls.

Getting to know…

Family: Richard and Colleen Jennerich… Sister Caitlin… Getting into the Sport: Started rowing in grade 9… To that point, had played every sport she could and rowing was something new offered at school… Didn’t make the high school team because she was already committed to volleyball, but soon joined the local club in Victoria… Outside Interests: Studied kinesiology at the University of Victoria… Odds and Ends: Nickname: LJ… Go to pump up song: Never Enough by Eminem… Favorite sports team: Chicago Bulls (when Michael Jordan played)… Favorite post workout snack: Doug Vandor’s homemade poutine…