October 1, 1980 |
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||200 pounds (91 kg)|
Beau Hoopman (born October 1, 1980) is an American rower.
A member of his high school's golf team, Hoopman joined the rowing team at the University of Wisconsin as a walk-on in the fall of 1999. He won the Eastern Sprints both as a member of Wisconsin's freshman eight in 2000, and in the varsity eight in 2002, the latter being Wisconsin's first victory in the event since the inaugural Eastern Sprints in 1946.
Hoopman first competed internationally for the United States in 2001, winning a silver medal at the World Under 23 Rowing Championships in Ottensheim, Austria. He was also a member of the gold medal eight at the 2002 Under 23 championships in Genoa, Italy, and placed 12th in the Men's 4- at the 2002 world championships, his first appearance as a member of the senior national team.
In 2004 Hoopman was part of the Olympic gold medal winning Men's 8+ team at the Athens Olympic Games, which also set the M8+ 2000m World Record during a qualifying heat. He was also a member of the bronze medal winning Men's 8+ team in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
- Hometown: Plymouth, Wisconsin
- Current Residence: Madison, WI
- High School: Plymouth High School
- Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin, Biological Aspects of Conservation, 2003
- Began Rowing: 2000 - University of Wisconsin
- Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center
- Training Location: Princeton, New Jersey
- Current Coaches: Mike Teti
- Years on National Team: Seven - 2001-02, Under 23; 2003, Pan American Games; 2002–07, Senior
- Event (s): Sweep
- "Whitefish Bay native rows to golden shore with Team USA". Retrieved 2008-08-12.[dead link]
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