Name: Russell Gernaat
Sport: Rowing
Event(s): PR2 Mixed Double Sculls
Height: 6-5
DOB: 7/9/1966
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hometown: Redwood City, Calif.
Team/Club: Bair Island Aquatic Center
Coach(es): Alice Henderson
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 10th (PR2 mixed double sculls)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 8th (PR2 Mixed Double Sculls)
  • Years of participation: PR3 Mixed Double Sculls – 2017; PR2 Mixed Double Sculls – 2019
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2017 (PR3 mixed double sculls)
Personal: Previous American record holder for 50-and 100-free SYC...Attended Navy SEAL training while serving in the U.S. Navy.