Who is Rower Oliver Bub? His Age, Family, Parents, Biography

Oliver Bub was born on 16 April, 1998, Westport, Connecticut, he is an American rower. In the 2023 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Rowing Trials, Bub won the Gold Medal in the Pair event. In the 2023 USRowing National Selection Regatta, he took home the Bronze Medal in the Pair event. He’s also eligible for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Oliver Bub qualifies for the Paris Olympics 2024

Oliver Bub secured a spot at the Paris Olympics 2024 by winning the Olympic Trials on April 7th. He will represent the United States in the Men’s Pair rowing event with his partner William Bender.

The American rowing team of Kara Kohler, Jessica Thoennes, Azja Czajkowski, Oliver Bub, and Bill Bender will experience the beauty of Paris in the fall. In the men’s pair event, Oliver Bub and Bill Bender earned their place in Paris by finishing first with a time of 6:54.64.

While Bub completed his studies at Dartmouth in 2020, Bender still has one year remaining. Growing up in Westport, Connecticut, it was normal for Bub to meet Olympians as his parents were also rowers.

“I’ve always been around the sport,” “It was always something I thought about, so I picked up rowing my freshman year of high school. For me, it’s a dream come true. I think this is something I’ve dreamed about for a long time. To come out and get it done (Sunday), it means a lot.”

he said.

Oliver Bub has a family who are all rowers

Oliver Bub was born on 16 April, 1998, a rower representing the USA, grew up in Westport, Connecticut. He stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 205 pounds.

Both of Bub’s parents rowed at Boston University, and his 2 older brothers were also rowers. Every year, the family would travel to Boston to watch the Head of the Charles rowing races. As a freshman in high school, Bub joined the Saugatuck Rowing Club program, and it was a great fit for him. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics in 2020.

Oliver playing with his Pet dog in his early age
Image: Oliver playing with his Pet dog at an early age (Source: Oliver’s Facebook)

In 2014, Bub was named the Biology Student of the Year at Staples High School. The following year in 2015, he was the Most Valuable Oarsman at Saugatuck Rowing Club. In 2016-17, he was the Freshman of the Year at Dartmouth College. Bub enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and surfing, as well as golf and reading. He claims he can eat more Oreos in one sitting than anyone else on the team (probably). Both of his parents rowed at Boston University.

Bub’s personal hero is Miroslav Klose, a German soccer player. Growing up, Bub watched a lot of German soccer and admired Klose for his talent, his ability to play his sport as part of a team while making his teammates better, and his sportsmanship. In February 2018 at Dartmouth College, Bub played the role of Luka Lukich, the Superintendent of Schools, in Nikolai Gogol’s play “The Inspector General.” He said, “I had approximately 10 lines and remembered them all!”

Oliver Bub’s Early Competitions and Achievements

In 2015, Bub finished 10th in the pair event at the World Rowing Junior Championships.

During 2016-2017, at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, Bub rowed in the one seat of the second varsity boat that came sixth in the Petite Final (time 5:49.21). He rowed in the three seats of the second varsity boat that defeated Columbia (6:47.4) and Holy Cross (7:15.8). At the Green Monster event, he sat in the five seats of the Dartmouth A boat that finished first (13:47.3).

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In 2018, Bub placed ninth in the varsity eight event at the IRA National Championships.

In 2019, Bub secured the third position in the championship four with the coxswain event at the Head of the Charles. He also finished 11th in the varsity eight event at the IRA National Championships that year.

Oliver Bub’s Recent Winnings and His Road to Paris

In 2021, Bub won the championship four events at the Head of the Charles. He also won the pair and four events at the USRowing Summer National Championships that year.

In 2022, Bub served as an alternate (backup rower) at the World Rowing Championships.

Oliver rowing at the 2022 National Selection regetta
Image: Oliver rowing at the 2022 World Rowing Championship (Source: USRowing)

In 2023, Bub finished sixth in the eight events at the World Rowing Championships. He placed seventh in the pair event at the World Rowing Cup II. Bub also secured third place in the pair at the USRowing National Selection Regatta and the USRowing Winter Speed Order events.

In 2024, Bub won the pair event at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials for Rowing, qualifying him for the Olympics.