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Jack Rusher, IV

Full name: John Dunbar "Jack" Rusher, IV
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: April 18, 1967 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Husband of Cindy Eckert.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jack Rusher was a Harvard rower, who competed at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, rowing the eight in 1988 and the four in 1992. He also competed at the World Championships in 1989-91, winning a silver medal in 1989 in the four. Rusher also rowed both the four and eight at the 1990 Goodwill Games, winning silver in the eight. He raced three times at the Henley Royal Regatta, once in prep school with St. Paul’s in 1985, and twice with the Harvard eight, in 1986 and 1989. During his Harvard career he led them to the Eastern Sprint freshman eight title in 1986 and NCAA titles in the eight in 1987 and 1988.

Rusher married [Cindy Eckert], who rowed at Wisconsin and was on the 1988 Olympic team. They settled near Chicago where they both served as coaches at New Trier High School. Rusher’s day job, however, was in the financial industry, working as a trader with Bluefin Trading.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 4

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 6:06.03
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat Two 6:18.10
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 6:21.79

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 5:48.26
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat One 5:35.63
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 5:39.26
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