Beau Hoopman
Personal information
Born (1980-10-01) October 1, 1980 (age 43)
Plymouth, Wisconsin, United States
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Men's eight
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Men's eight

Beau Hoopman (born October 1, 1980) is an American rower.

Collegiate career

A member of his high school's golf team, Hoopman joined the rowing team at the University of Wisconsin as a walk-on in the fall of 1999. He won the Eastern Sprints both as a member of Wisconsin's freshman eight in 2000, and in the varsity eight in 2002, the latter being Wisconsin's first victory in the event since the inaugural Eastern Sprints in 1946. He was named to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.[1]

International career

Hoopman first competed internationally for the United States in 2001, winning a silver medal at the World Under 23 Rowing Championships in Ottensheim, Austria. He was also a member of the gold medal eight at the 2002 Under 23 championships in Genoa, Italy, and placed 12th in the Men's 4- at the 2002 world championships, his first appearance as a member of the senior national team.

In 2004 Hoopman was part of the Olympic gold medal-winning Men's 8+ team at the Athens Olympic Games,[2] which also set the M8+ 2000m World Record during a qualifying heat. He was also a member of the bronze medal-winning Men's 8+ team in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Coaching career

Hoopman rejoined his alma mater the University of Wisconsin as a volunteer coach for the 2010-11 school year, before becoming an assistant coach at beginning of the 2011-12 season. After serving as the men's assistant rowing coach for 12 years, Beau Hoopman took over the Men's Wisconsin Badgers Crew program in the summer of 2023 as just the program's fourth head coach since 1946.[3]

Personal life


  1. ^ "Hall of Fame". University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Department. Archived from the original on 2014-12-05. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Whitefish Bay native rows to golden shore with Team USA". Retrieved 2008-08-12. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Men's Rowing Coaches". University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Department. Retrieved May 20, 2024.