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Emma Preuschl

Rowing

Preuschl
  • 2008
  • 2012
Name: Emma Preuschl
Sport: Para Rowing
Event: Sweeping
Height: 5’7”
Current Residence: Oklahoma City, OK
College: Purdue University

Paralympic Experience:
  • 2012 Paralympic Games
  • 2008 Paralympic Games, silver medal (adaptive four with coxswain), Beijing, China
Career Highlights:
  • 2011 World Rowing Championships, sixth place (adaptive four with coxswain)
  • 2010 World Rowing Championships, sixth place (adaptive four with coxswain)
  • 2010 CRASHB Indoor Rowing Championship, first place (physically disabled category)
  • 2009 World Rowing Championships, eight place (adaptive four with coxswain)
  • 2008 Paralympic Games, silver medal (adaptive four with coxswain), Beijing, China
  • 2008 Canadian Henley, first place (adaptive four with coxswain)
  • 2008 USRowing National Championships, first place (legs-trunk-arms four with
    coxswain)
  • 2007 Dad Vail Regatta, third place (junior varsity eight)

Fun Facts: Emma took her first rowing strokes on a summer vacation visiting her aunt; from this
experience she was compelled to join the Purdue Crew Club… Emma would describe her
experience rowing at the Purdue Crew Club her greatest inspiration… Her coaches and
teammates facilitated an environment through which she could learn and practice true
diligence and dedication… Emma learned after her collegiate rowing experience that she
qualifies for the adaptive category because she has Erbs Palsy of the brachial plexus, a
nerve injury from birth that compromises muscle function and the ability to grasp, extend,
and reach with her left arm… The decision to be a part of the Paralympic program has
proven to be rewarding by providing her with opportunities to discover self-awareness and
achieve incredible athletic goals… When she is not rowing she enjoys spending time with
her family, cooking and, believe it or not, cleaning.

Learn more: 
US Para Rowing



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