Name: Madeleine Wanamaker
Sport: Rowing
Event(s): Women's Four
Height: 5-11
DOB: 2/14/1995
Hometown: Neenah, Wis.
High School: Neenah High School (Neenah, Wis.) ‘13
College: University of Wisconsin ’17, Environmental Studies & Life Sciences Communication
College Year: 2017
College Major: Environmental Studies & Life Sciences Communication
Team/Club: USRowing Training Center – Princeton, New York Athletic Club
Coach(es): Tom Terhaar, Laruel Korholz
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 7th (women's four)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 5th (four)
  • Years of participation: 2018, 2019
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2019 (four)
Other Career Highlights
  • Finished ninth in the varsity eight at the 2016 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships.
  • Finished ninth in the second varsity eight at the 2015 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships.
Personal: Daughter of Janet and Thomas Wanamaker...Both of her parents rowed for Wisconsin...Started rowing in 2013 as a walk-on at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...Counts Grace Latz and Vicky Optiz amongst her sporting heroes...Loves music, art and the outdoors...She is an advocate for women’s rights and athlete mental health...Plans to pursue coaching or sports psychology and hopes to help younger athletes, especially girls, build confidence and life skills through sports.