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John Everett

Full name: John Gardner Everett
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: September 10, 1954 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing


John Everett attended Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Massachusetts and then MIT, graduating from there in 1976. At Oliver Ames, he ran cross-country and track, and was the valedictorian of his class, scoring a perfect 800 in his math SATs. Everett started rowing at MIT, helping them to three straight (1973-75) second place finishes at the IRAs (Intercollegiate Rowing Association). Everett raced at the 1976 Olympics in the eight, and also made the 1980 Olympic team that did not compete. He won a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games in the eight. Everett raced at six World Championships, winning a gold in the eights in 1974, a silver in the coxed fours in 1981 and adding a bronze in the coxed fours in 1982.

Everett would earn a masters’ degree from Stanford and then returned to MIT for his PhD in civil engineering. He became a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan. For over 30 years, Everett has continued to race at the Head of the Charles Regatta (Charles River, Boston) with Team 1980, the 1980 rowing eight that could not compete at Moskva. He is a member of the National Rowing Foundation Hall of Fame.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 9

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Rowing United States USA Final Round B Final 6:11.07
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat Two 5:48.60
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 5:42.05
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