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Former GW Crew Captain Goes the Distance

Brian Klippenstein

Brian Klippenstein ’86 has completed over 50 marathons, including over a dozen 50-milers and four single-day 100-milers.

This former Captain of GW men’s team, Dad Vail medalist and four year varsity crew alumni grew up in Northwest Missouri on a 5,000 acre registered beef cattle farm.  He’s worked  for  ranches and shown cattle  from Canada to Argentina. Professionally, he has leveraged that farming and agriculture experience – plus more than 25 years in a variety of U.S. Congressional Staff roles – and is currently Executive Director of Protect the Harvest.

Brian and his wife Jackie have two kids and live on a small livestock farm outside of Platte City, MO – where, despite being landlocked, Brian also manages to compete in off-shore sailboat racing.

Tina Brown, GW Athletic Hall of Fame

Tina Brown (’90) is one of the most accomplished women’s rowers in the history of George Washington University. The 1990 Lynn George Outstanding Female Athlete Award recipient, Brown was instrumental in helping the GW Varsity 4 to some of its best finishes in program history, including victories at the 1990 Dad Vail Regatta and consecutive second-place finishes at Collegiate Nationals (1989-90).

Brown is one of three female rowers from GW to represent the United States at the national level, as she competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Brown returned to GW in 1993 as an assistant coach and helped head coach Paul Wilkins guide the Colonials to an unprecedented run of success.

She currently serves as head rowing coach at Orcas Island Rowing Association in Olga, Wash.

GW Hall of Fame Page

GW Men’s Heavyweight 4+ Wins Dad Vails, 1986

Charlie Brown

Marty Guay

Dave Lincoln

Tim Timmerman

Jim Cardillo, coxswain

Paul Wilkins, coach

GW Men’s Lightweight 4+ Medals at Dad Vails, 1986

Brian Klippenstein

Lou Donofrio

Dave Wilson

Tim McNamara

Lee Silverberg, coxswain