Erin Cafaro Mackenzie
Member PSE Coaches Network
SPECIALITIES: Rowing, Strength & Conditioning
A 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist in rowing (W8+) from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. She has podiumed at every World Championship rowing competition she has ever competed at accruing a total of 6 World Championships Gold Medals and 2 Bronze Medals. Erin began her rowing career by walking on to University of California, Berkeley and was part of the 2-time NCAA Championship Cal Women’s Crew in 2005 and 2006.
After graduating she became a core member of the USRowing National Team for 6 years helping to contribute to the still standing 10 year undefeated streak in the US Women’s 8+. During that time Erin and her pairs partner Susan Francia became the first US women to win the W2- event and double Gold Medal at the 2009 FISA Rowing World Championships. Erin was honored as USRowing Athlete of the Year and USA Today Athlete of the Month in 2009 as well. Ever since then the USRowing Women have consistently been on the podium at World Cups and World Championships in the W2- event. For their longstanding accomplishments and firsts in the sport, Erin and her boatmates were chosen as FISA World Rowing Crew of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and USOC Team of the Year in 2012.
After retiring her spandex, Erin has gone on to coach and consult rowers, paddlers and numerous other athletes in their sport in movement, strength and conditioning, mindset and nutrition to help them realize their athletic potential. Erin is the co-founder of Power Speed Endurance, a full service training company focused on helping athletes break down their physical and mental barriers. Erin continues to train for life and is always working on her next challenge.