Meet Team USA: Adrienne Martelli

30.11.2011 BY: National Rowing Foundation

In an effort to introduce the women currently training in Princeton to you, each post will highlight someone different. To start off we have Adrienne Martelli, a silver medalist at this year’s World Championships in Bled.

Hailing from University Place, Washington, Adrienne was a standout runner and basketball player in high school. She began rowing at the University of Washington in 2006 as a walk-on. At UW she won the Varsity 4+ as a sophomore in 2008, raced in the Varsity 8+ her junior and senior years and served as Captain her senior year.

2008 NCAA Championships - UW Varsity 4+

She entered the national team scene in 2009 when she made the Under-23 Women’s 8+ that won silver in Racice, Czech Republic. After graduating in 2010, Adrienne moved to Princeton to train full-time with the Senior National Team.

2009 World Rowing Championships - Women's 8+ Silver Medalists

In 2010 she earned a spot in the Women’s 4- that won bronze at the World Championships in Karapiro, New Zealand.

2010 World Championships - Women's 4- Bronze Medalists

After recovering from a back injury this past winter, she went on to place second in the Women’s 4x at Worlds. Not only is Adrienne a versatile rower, transitioning from sweep to sculling at such an elite level in just one year, she is also one tough competitor. She can school even the fastest runners on our frequent runs around the lake and is one of the hardest workers on our team.

2011 World Championships - Women's 4x Silver Medalists

Meet Adrienne! (click the link to see her interview on our YouTube channel!)