Name: Michelle Sechser
Sport: Rowing
Event(s): Women’s Double Sculls, Lightweight Women's Double Sculls
Height: 5-5
DOB: 11/1/1986
Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Hometown: Folsom, Calif.
College: University of Tulsa, Marketing, International Studies; University of Tulsa, Masters of Business Administration
Team/Club: Vesper Boat Club
Coach(es): Casey Galvanek
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 5th (double sculls)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 10th (lightweight double) ,6th (lightweight double sculls)
  • Years of participation: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Medals: 1 ( 1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2017 (double sculls)
Other Career Highlights
  • Won the lightweight double sculls at the 2021 World Rowing Final Olympic Qualification Regatta
  • 3rd place finish at the 2011 Pan American Games
Personal: Began rowing at age 14 for Capital Crew in Folsom, Calif., after seeing how much her older sister was enjoying crew...After attending grad school at the University of Tulsa for her MBA, she began pursuing her U.S. National Team dream...In the offseason, she enjoys cycling and races bikes for QCW p/b Cadence Cycling...Her biggest role models are the USA lightweight women who trail-blazed before her, including Jen Goldsack, Christine Collins, Lindsay Burns Barbier, Ellen St Clair and Joanne Iverson.