Marcus McElhenney
Personal information
BornJuly 27, 1981 (1981-07-27) (age 41)
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Men's Eight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Milano Men's four
Gold medal – first place 2005 Kaizu Men's Eight
Gold medal – first place 2009 Poznan Men's pair
Silver medal – second place 2005 Kaizu Men's four
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Banyoles Men's four
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Eton Men's Eight
Eon Hanse Canal Cup
Silver medal – second place 2003 Rendsburg Men's Eight
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Rendsburg Men's Eight
Gold medal – first place 2005 Rendsburg Men's Eight
Gold medal – first place 2006 Rendsburg Men's Eight
Head of the Charles Regatta
Gold medal – first place 2003 Boston Men's Eight
U.S. Rowing Club & Elite National Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Cooper River Men's Eight
Gold medal – first place 2007 Cooper River Men's Four
Gold medal – first place 2009 Oakridge Men's Eight

Marcus McElhenney (born July 27, 1981) is an American coxswain. He won a bronze medal in the men's eight at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Life and career

McElhenney first competed internationally in 2001, representing the United States in Linz, Austria at the Nations' Cup (Under 23 World Championships) where he coxed the men's eight to a silver medal. McElhenney was invited to try out for the 2002 Under 23 World Championship team.

His first major international success at the senior/Olympic level came at the 2003 World Rowing Championships in Milan where he won a gold medal in the coxed four event. A year later at the 2004 World Rowing Championships, he won a bronze medal in the same event. At 2005 World Rowing Championships he coxed both the eights and fours, winning a gold and a silver medal respectively, the first US athlete to have earned two medals at the same World Rowing Championships. In 2007 won both the eights and coxed fours at the 2007 USRowing championships.

McElhenney grew up in Delaware County, Pennsylvania and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also the cousin of actor Rob McElhenney. He served as principal architect of the coxswain curriculum at Sparks Rowing, a social business that provides the largest amount of coxswain specific programming in the world.[1] McElhenney graduated from the University of San Francisco School of law, and he currently practices law in California.

Competitive history

Senior

Year Event Women's 8+ Men's 8+ Men's 4+ Men's 2+
2003 World Championships 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Eon Hanse Canal Cup 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Head of the Charles Regatta 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2004 World Championships 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Eon Hanse Canal Cup 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2005 World Championships 1 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Eon Hanse Canal Cup 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2006 World Championships 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Eon Hanse Canal Cup 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2007 U.S. Rowing Club & Elite National Championships 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2008 Olympic Games 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2009 World Championships 1st place, gold medalist(s)
U.S. Rowing Club & Elite National Championships 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2011 Pan American Games 1st place, gold medalist(s)

References

  1. ^ "About Us". Sparks Consulting.