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Dick Dreissigacker

Full name: Richard Alan "Dick" Dreissigacker
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: March 26, 1947 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Husband of Judy Geer.


Dick Dreissigacker attended Brown University, graduating in 1969 with a degree in engineering. He also competed for the Vesper Boat Club. Dreissigacker was a five-time US Champion, winning in the eights in 1970 and 1972, and the coxed fours in 1970-72. He also competed at the 1970 World Championships and the 1971 Pan American Games and European Championships.

Dreissigacker later coached rowing at Stanford, where he coached his brother, Pete. While in training for the 1976 Olympics, they modified their oars with carbon fiber. This led to them start a company to manufacture the new oars, and other rowing equipment, called Concept2. The company became based in Vermont, and is especially well-known for its indoor rowing machines, or ergometers. In 1994 Dick Dreissigacker was given the Jack Kelly Award from USA Rowing for superior achievements in rowing, service to amateur athletics, and success in their chosen profession.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 25 München Rowing Men's Coxless Fours United States USA 4 h3 r2/4

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1972 Summer 25 München Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat Three 7:13.95
1972 Summer 25 München Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Four 6:57.05
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