Former Standout Joey Hansen Inducted into National Rowing Hall of Fame

March 22, 2010

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. - Former Oregon State men's rower Joey Hansen was one of 18 inductees into the National Rowing Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday.

Hansen was selected along with other members of the 2004 Athens Olympic gold medal squad that took first-place for the United States at the games. Hansen took the four seat in the crew that set a world record on the 2,000-meter course with a time of 5:19.85 in a heat before the final race.

Hansen, originally from Bakersfield, Calif., rowed at Oregon State from 1999-2001. He helped the team to eighth, 13th, and 10th, respectively, at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships each year. He ended his career at Oregon State with his third consecutive All-Pac-10 selection under then-coach Dave Reischman. Hansen earned a seat on the U.S. National Team beginning in the summer of 2001.

Hansen is currently living in Flagstaff, Ariz., with his wife and two children.

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