GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Three-time Olympic rower Bryan Volpenhein will talk about his journey to the Olympics 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Stockton Performing Arts Center on the university’s main campus.
Volpenhein rowed for the US in 2000, 2004 and 2008, and took gold in Athens in 2004. It was the first time a U.S. eight had won gold in 40 years. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he also stroked the US eight that won bronze.
Volpenhein holds the distinction of having been named U.S. Rowing Male Athlete of the Year twice, the only person ever to achieve the honor. He has been a member of the United States National Team 10 times.
Before coming to the University of Pennsylvania as the men’s heavyweight coach this fall, Volpenhein served as head coach of the men’s varsity program at the San Diego Rowing Club, working specifically with high schoolers.
He has extensive experience coaching national teams to success on international stages, having coached three boats to gold medals at the World Rowing Championship or World Rowing Cup as the national team coach.
Tickets are free but must be reserved by calling the Box Office at 609-652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance.