Steven Coppola

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's Rowing
Bronze 2008 Beijing Eights

Steven Coppola (born May 22, 1984 in Buffalo, New York) and is an American rower. He won a bronze medal in the men's eight at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Biography[edit]

Steven Coppola was born on May 22, 1984 in Buffalo, New York, and attended Canisius High School,[1] where he started rowing in 1998[1] at West Side Rowing Club's "Learn-to-Row" camp, he then went on to row at Canisius High School, where he won multiple Scholastic National Rowing Championships.[2] He graduated from Canisius High School in 2002. He then went onto get his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Psychology, from which he graduated in 2006.[3] He also won numerous National and International titles while rowing for Princeton and in 2005 and 2006 he was a member of the Princeton varsity eight that finished second in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. In the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China he made his debut at the Olympic Games rowing for the United States,[4] where he and his team took third and a Bronze Medal in a come from behind finish after trailing the entire race and being in last place at the last 500 meter mark of the 2000 meter race with a final time of 5:25.34 which was less than 2 seconds behind first place Canada.[5] Copolla is also the first ever athlete from Western New York's West Side Rowing Club to receive an Olympic Medal.[2]

Race results[edit]

International Results[edit]

Year Race Event Place/Award Reference
2011 FISA World Championships Men's Eight 8th place [6]
2011 World Rowing Cup 3, Lucerne Men's Eight 3rd Place [7]
2009 FISA World Championships Men's Four 13th place [8]
2009 World Rowing Cup 3, Lucerne Men's Four 3rd place [9]
2008 Olympic Games Men's Eight 3rd place (Bronze Medal) [3]
2007 FISA World Championships Men's Eight 4th place [3]
2006 FISA World Championships Men's Eight 3rd place (Bronze Medal) [3]
2005 FISA World Championships Men's Eight 1st place (Gold Medal) [3]
2004 FISA World Championships Men's Four with Coxswain 3rd place (Bronze Medal) [3]
2003 Henley Royal Regatta Temple Challenge Cup 1st place (Temple Challenge Cup) [1]

National Results[edit]

Year Race Event Place/Award Reference
2007 U.S. National Rowing Championships Men's Four with Coxswain 1st place (Gold Medal) [3]
2007 U.S. National Rowing Championships Men's Eight 2nd place (Silver Medal) [3]
2006 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Men's Championships Men's Varsity Eight 2nd place (Silver Medal) [3]
2006 Eastern Men's Sprints Men's Varsity Eight 1st place (Gold Medal)
2005 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Men's Championships Men's Varsity Eight 2nd place (Silver Medal) [3]
2005 Eastern Men's Sprints Men's Varsity Eight 3rd place (Bronze Medal) [3]

See also[edit]

Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's eight
Rowing at the Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Steven Coppola". US Rowing. 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Canisius High School Today Magazine" (PDF). Canisius High School Today (Buffalo, New York: Canisius High School) 1 (3): 5, 6. December 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Steve Coppola". US Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-02-16. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Steven Coppola". NBC Olympics. 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Jerry (08/18/08). "Steve Coppola of Buffalo wins bronze medal in rowing". Buffalo News. Retrieved 2009-02-16.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ http://www.usrowing.org/Pressbox/AthleteBios/StevenCoppola.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.usrowing.org/Pressbox/AthleteBios/StevenCoppola.aspx
  8. ^ http://www.usrowing.org/Pressbox/AthleteBios/StevenCoppola.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.usrowing.org/Pressbox/AthleteBios/StevenCoppola.aspx

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