The National Rowing Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 National Rowing Hall of Fame® inductees.
1996 Olympic Coach of the Silver Medal Quadruple-Sculls - the late Igor Grinko. Igor entered the United States after the collapse of the Soviet Union and became US National Sculling Coach. His 1996 US Quadruple-Sculls captured the Olympic Silver Medal, the first medal ever for the United States in this event. He will join the 1996 US Olympic Quadruple-Sculls crew members, who were inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame in 2016.
Outstanding Athlete - Christine Smith Collins. Christine was a member of seven United States National Rowing Teams from 1991 through 2000. She won five World Championship medals and the 2000 Olympic Bronze Medal rowing in the Lightweight Women's Double-Sculls.
Outstanding Athlete - Bryan Volpenhein. Bryan was a member of ten United States National Rowing Teams from 1998 through 2008. He competed at eight World Championships winning five medals of which three were Gold. He also competed at three Olympic Games and won a Gold Medal in 2004 and a Bronze Medal in 2008 rowing both times in the stroke seat in the US National Eight-Oared boat.
Outstanding Crew - The 1984 Olympic Men's Eight captured the Olympic Silver Medal. The USA Men's Eight: #1 - Walter 'Chip' Lubsen, #2 - the late Andrew Sudduth, #3 - John Terwilliger, #4 - Christopher Penny, #5 - Thomas Darling, #6 - Fred Borchelt, #7 - Charles Clapp, #8 - Bruce Ibbetson, Coxswain - Robert Jaugstetter, Coach - Kris Korzeniowski.
The Induction Ceremony will occur at the National Rowing Foundation - National Team Reunion at 4:00 PM on October 23 at the Head of the Charles Regatta.