Phillip Stekl

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Phillip Stekl
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Born January 20, 1956 (1956-01-20) (age 62)
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.

Phillip William "Otto" Stekl (born January 20, 1956 in Middletown, Connecticut) is an American former competitive rower and Olympic silver medalist.[1]


Stekl qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. In 2007, he received one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.[2] At the 1984 Summer Olympics, Stekl finished in 2nd place in the men's coxless four competition with David Clark, Jonathan Smith, and Alan Forney.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Otto Stekl". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403. 
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 17, 2016.