We’re highlighting all the New Jersey Olympians this summer because there are so many to watch for. Lauren Schmetterling will be competing in the Women’s Eight rowing event for the United States in Rio.
Lauren was born in Voorhees, grew up in Moorestown and currently lives in Princeton. She began rowing in the Moorestown Rowing Club and has since won gold in the eight at the 2016 World Rowing Cup, 2015 World Rowing Championships, the 2014 World Rowing Championships. She helped win gold and set a world record (5:54.16) in the final in the eight at the 2013 World Rowing Cup 3.
Rowing starts August 6th and continues until the 13th.
We’ll keep you apprised of when each NJ athlete will compete so stay tuned to YDKJ for all the NJ Olympian news you can handle!
[photo and bio info via USRowing.org]
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