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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.