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Holly Metcalf

Full name: Harriet Morris "Holly" Metcalf
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: March 25, 1958 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Affiliations: Pioneer Valley Rowing Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Holly Metcalf graduated in 1981 from Mount Holyoke College and later obtained a masters’ degree in risk management from Harvard. She competed for the US at the World Championships from 1981-86, winning three silvers and one bronze medal. Metcalf rowed coxed fours at the 1981-82 Worlds, winning bronze in 1981 and silver in 1982. She was in the eight in 1983 and 1986-87, winning silvers in 1983 and 1987.

Metcalf became a rowing coach, coaching the US women at the 1990 World Championships. In 1994, she founded the Row As One Institute, which provided masters women with top-level coaching. She extended this concept to inner-city girls in 1996 with her G-ROW program in Watertown, Massachusetts. In 2002 Metcalf established WeCanRow, a wellness and rehabilitation organization for female cancer survivors, which later evolved into WeCanRow National. In 2007 Metcalf took over as head coach at MIT for the openweight women. She is a member of the New England Women’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Maine Hall of Fame.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Women's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold OB

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1984 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing United States USA Final Round 2:59.80
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