Women’s Quadruple Sculls

Birthplace: La Habra, Calif.

Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.

Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center--Princeton

Began Rowing: Long Beach Junior Crew, 1998

Date of Birth: 1984

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 160

High School: Woodrow Wilson High School

Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan, Movement Science, 2006

Occupation: Data Analyst

Employer: Integrichain

Training Location: Princeton, N.J.

Current Coaches: Tom Terhaar, Laurel Korholz

Years on National Team: Seven – 2002, Junior; 2005-06, Under 23; 2008-11, Senior

International Results: Finished fourth in the quadruple sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup I...Won silver in the quadruple sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Finished fourth in the quadruple sculls at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Reached the semifinals of the Princess Grace Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta...Finished fifth in the double sculls at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Won bronze in the double sculls at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Won bronze in the double sculls at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Bled…Won silver in the quadruple sculls at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Won silver in the quadruple sculls at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Won silver in the four at the 2008 World Rowing Senior and Junior Championships...Finished fourth in the pair at the 2006 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Won the four at the 2005 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Finished third in the eight at the 2002 World Rowing Junior Championships.

National Results: Finished third in the double sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2...Finished fifth in the single sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #1...Finished second in the double sculls at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #3…Won the double sculls at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #2...Finished third in the single scull at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #1…Won gold in the quadruple sculls at the 2009 USRowing National Championships…Won gold in the quadruple sculls at the 2007 USRowing National Championships…Won the pair at the 2006 Under 23 National Team Trials…Finished ninth in the varsity eight at the 2005 NCAA Championships…Finished third in the varsity eight at the 2004 NCAA Championships…Won the varsity eight at the 2004 Big Ten Championships…Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2003 NCAA Championships…Won the varsity eight at the 2003 Big Ten Championships…Won the double sculls at the 2002 USRowing Youth Invitational.

Personal: Stesha enjoys reading, cooking, baking and running…She won both the Maize & Blue Award and the Academic Achievement Award while at the University of Michigan…Her most memorable achievement in rowing was winning the Big Ten Championships in 2004 after being seeded fifth…Stesha lists her mother as her personal hero because she is a strong, confident woman who continues to inspire her everyday…Stesha would like to make the 2012 Olympic team and then work with elite athletes…She also would like to run a marathon in Europe and be a contestant on Survivor.