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John Pescatore

Full name: John Anthony Pescatore
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: February 2, 1964 in Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Husband of Anne Martin.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

John Pescatore was the stroke of the USA eight that won a gold medal at the 1987 World Championships and a bronze at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He also rowed a pair at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, placing sixth, and rowed in the eight at the 1990 Worlds, placing fifth. He rowed in college at the University of Pennsylvania, captaining the team as a senior, and helping them win the Eastern Sprints that year. He later earned a masters’ in teaching mathematics (MAT) from the University of San Francisco.

Pescatore started as a rowing coach even during his competitive career. He was freshman coach at Stanford from 1988-91, and then became head coach at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco. He was assistant coach for the USA at the 2000 Olympics and then became assistant coach at Penn, also serving as head coach of the elite teams at the Vesper Boat Club during that time. In 2002 he became head coach at Yale.

Pescatore left that job in 2010 to be a stay-at-home dad for his two sons. Pescatore later became a serious cyclist and in 2014 started Kingfisher Cycling, which leads cycling tours in the Pyrenees. Pescatore is married to the former [Anne Martin], a 1988 Olympic rower, and a 1986 World Champion in the lightweight four.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs United States USA 6

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Peter Sharis Final Round A Final 6:39.23
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Peter Sharis Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:35.99
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Peter Sharis Round One Repêchage Heat Four 6:45.31
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Peter Sharis Round One Heat Three 6:52.43

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 5:48.26
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat One 5:35.63
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 5:39.26
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