Name: Kate Bertko
Sport: Rowing
Event(s): Lightweight double sculls
Height: 5-9
Weight: 128
DOB: 11/8/1983
Birthplace: Oakland, Calif.
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Bishop O’Dowd High School (Oakland, Calif.) ‘02
College: Princeton University ‘06, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Team/Club: California Rowing Club
Coach(es): John Parker
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 10th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – bronze (lightweight single sculls)
  • Years of participation: 2009 (quadruple sculls); 2010 (double sculls); 2011 (quadruple sculls); 2013 (lightweight double sculls); 2014-15 (lightweight single sculls)
  • Medals: 4 (2 silvers, 2 bronzes)
  • Silver – 2009 (quadruple sculls); 2013 (lightweight double sculls)
  • Bronze – 2014 (lightweight single sculls); 2015 (lightweight single sculls)
Personal: Daughter of John and Christine Bertko...Has one sister, Liz...Transitioned from heavyweight to lightweight competition in 2013...Underwent emergency abdominal surgery in 2014 and went on to win a bronze medal at the world championships eight weeks later.