The Rower

Age: 27

Living: Chicago, IL

Hometown: Battle Creek, MI

Started rowing Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Current club: Lincoln Park Boat Club




Coaching Career: Jenn began coaching in 2005 as the Men’s Novice Coach for Ignatius Chicago Crew (ICC). While coaching for ICC the last 5 years, Jenn has also taught private sculling lessons at LPBC and coached for the Chicago Rowing Union. 

Awards: In recognition of her achievements as the Founder and Coach of ROW, Jenn was honored in November of 2009 as the Athena Foundation Chicago Young Professional Award recipient, and in 2010 she received Today’s Chicago Woman’s INSPIRED Award. Most recently Jenn was honored by US Rowing as the 2011 Masters Coach of the Year. Jenn and ROW have been featured in Fitness Magazine, Make It Better Newsletter, Gapers Block, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, WGN, Chicago Public Radio, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times and covered in media outlets across the country via the Associated Press.

Likes: Starboard side, handstands, running marathons, eating hot wings (not at the same time) and kicking cancer’s butt–one rower at a time.