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NRF to Honor the Hall of Fame Class of 2012

by Ed Moran | Mar 06, 2012
The National Rowing Foundation will induct 19 of the most distinguished former United States athletes into the Rowing Hall of Fame at the Mystic Seaport Museum on March 10, 2012. Included as part of the History of Rowing Forum event, the Hall of Fame Class of 2012 will be honored at a banquet and then formerly inducted into the Hall of Fame Room at the museum. The 19 inductees include rowers selected for their achievement in the sport on individual accomplishment or results in a specific boat.
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The National Rowing Foundation will induct 19 of the most distinguished former United States athletes into the Rowing Hall of Fame at the Mystic Seaport Museum on March 10, 2012.

Included as part of the History of Rowing Forum event, the Hall of Fame Class of 2012 will be honored at a banquet and then formerly inducted into the Hall of Fame Room at the museum. The 19 inductees include rowers selected for their achievement in the sport on individual accomplishment or results in a specific boat.

Being inducted for individual accomplishment are Jennifer Dore Terhaar, Jeff Klepacki, Robert Kaehler, and twins Mary McCagg and Elizabeth McCagg Hills.

Dore Terhaar is an 11-time member of the U.S. National Team and two-time Olympian. She won three world championship silver medals and a gold medal in the 1995 women’s eight during her career and she rowed in the finals of both the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.

Kaehler is a 10-time member of the U.S. National Team and rowed in three Olympic Games, including 1992, 1996 and 2000. He was a member of four world championship gold medal crews in the men’s eight and also won a bronze medal at the world championships.

Klepacki is an 11-time U.S. National Team athlete and three-time Olympian in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. He was a member of three world championship gold medal crews (1994, 1998, 1999) and also won a silver (2003) and two bronze medals (1993, 1995) at the world championships.

Mary McCagg rowed on nine national teams and rowed in the finals in the women’s eight at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. She was a gold medalist at the 1995 World Rowing Championships and 1995 Pan American Games. McCagg has served on the USRowing Board of Directors and is currently serving on the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors.

Elizabeth McCagg Hills is a nine-time U.S. National Team athlete and a three-time Olympian, rowing in the finals of the women’s eight in 1992, 1996 and 2000. She won five world championships medals including gold in the women’s eight at the 1995 World Rowing Championships.

Being inducted for their accomplishments in a specific boat are the nine members of the 1972 Olympic men’s eight and their coach, Harry Parker. Boat members include Michael Livingston, Cleve Livingston, William Hobbs, Gene Clapp, Timothy Mickelson, Peter Raymond, Fritz Hobbs, Lawrence Terry and Paul Hoffman.

Parker, now in his 50th season as the Thomas Bolles Head Coach of men's crew at Harvard University, is considered one of the most accomplished rowing coaches in the history of the sport. Parker represented the United States in the single sculls at the 1960 Olympics and was a United States Olympic coach from 1968-92. Parker was awarded the USRowing Medal for his achievements this past fall at the 2011 USRowing Golden Oars Awards Dinner.

Michael Livingston rowed in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, winning silver in the men’s eight in 1972. He later served as the head coach of the University of California men’s rowing team. His brother, Cleve Livingston, also rowed in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics as a member of the men’s eight.

Hobbs rowed in two Olympics, finishing fifth in 1968 in the pair with coxswain and second in 1972; Clapp rowed in the 1972 Olympics; Mickelson rowed in the 1972 Olympics, winning a silver medal and went on to win gold medals in the men’s eight at the 1974 World Championships and the 1975 Pan American Games.

Raymond rowed in two Olympics, finishing fifth in the men’s four and winning silver in 1972; Hobbs rowed in two Olympics, finishing sixth in the eight in 1968 and second in the eight in 1972.
 
Lawrence Terry rowed in two Olympics, finishing fifth in the men’s four in 1968 and second in the eight in 1972; Paul Hoffman coxed both the men’s eights at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics.

Also being honored is the 1992 Olympic women’s pair, Anna Seaton Huntington and Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, and the 2000 Olympic men’s pair of Ted Murphy and Sebastian Bea.

Seaton Huntington was a member of six U.S. National Teams and rowed in two Olympics, finishing sixth in the women’s eight in 1988 and taking bronze in the pair in 1992. During her career, she collected silver medals at four world championships. She was named USRowing’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1990.

Maxwell-Pierson is a two-time Olympian, rowing in the final of the women’s eight in 1988 and in the pair in 1992. She has three world championship silver medals and was twice named USRowing Female Athlete of the year, in 1990 with Seaton and again in 1991.

Ted Murphy was a six-time U.S. National Team athlete and rowed in two Olympics, finishing fifth in the men’s eight in 1996 and second in the pair in 2000. Bea was a five-time member of the U.S. team and in addition to winning Olympic silver in 2000, he won a gold medal in the eight and silver in the four at the 2007 Pan American Games. He also won a gold medal in the men’s eight at the 1997 World Rowing Championships.

About the National Rowing Foundation

The National Rowing Foundation’s mission is to support athletes who pursue excellence in the sport of rowing with the primary goal of promoting the United States' participation in international rowing competitions, provide for the preservation of rowing history, and manage the Rowing Hall of Fame.

For additional information, contact Mara Keggi Ford (203) 525-6566 or Gillian Perry (860) 535-0634, National Rowing Foundation www.natrowing.org ; Email mara@natrowing.org.

About USRowing
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing’s official suppliers include Boathouse Sports, Vespoli, WinTech, Filippi, Croker Oars, Rudy Project, Concept2, Nielsen Kellerman, PowerHTV and Ludus Tours. USRowing also receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners  ANXeBusiness Corp ,Voxer, EZ Dock, EMCVenues and The Perfect SNAQUE. For more information, visit www.usrowing.org. USRowing has created compelling programs to engage sponsors leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games, with proceeds going to help ensure the U.S. team’s success. Opportunities also exist to partner with America Rows – supporting diversity initiatives and adaptive programs. For more information, please contact Beth Kohl at beth@usrowing.org.
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