Back to back victories for Jen Goldsack (OUWLRC 2003)

Jen Goldsack recently won a gold in the lightweight single at the Pan American Games, followed in short order by a win in the open women’s double at the Head of the Charles.

Pamela Goldsack reports on her daughter Jen’s recent wins:

“Last Wednesday, October 19 Jen raced in the final of the women’s lightweight single (LW1x) at the Pan American Games in Mexico and won the gold medal for the United States. She beat the current world champion who is from Brazil.

The next morning she flew to Boston and on Saturday, October 22 she and her new rowing partner, Jenni Daley, won first place in the women’s double at the Head of the Charles Regatta. They are both lightweights and were rowing in an open weight race.”

At the Pan American Games Jen overcame a 5 second deficit to Beltrame in the heat to win with a time of 7:48.77, a convincing margin of 7 seconds.

“It’s a really good start (on my preparation for 2012),” said Goldsack. “Throughout the regatta, I’ve learned a lot. I think it was really important to get an international race to kind of get sharp again. Obviously, having Fabiana (Beltrame) here, who’s a world champion and an incredible competitor, made the standard really high and forced me to produce something. That helped me remember why I love it, which is going to be really powerful this year.” (Row2k website)

Congratulations Jen!

Some links to great photos and news stories:

Washington Post

Row2k

finish line photo

medal ceremony photo

medal ceremony photo II

Head of Charles report

Head of Charles photo

Row2k interview