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Andrew Campbell

2008 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Bio

July 31, 2008
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Walter Cooper/ Us Sailing

Class: Laser
Position: Skipper
US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics: 2001-2003, 2005-2008
Member of: San Diego YC
Education: The Bishop’s School, Georgetown University (graduated 2006)
Birthdate: Feb. 3, 1984
Birthplace: Tom’s River, N.J.
Hometown: San Diego
Occupation: Full-time sailor

Significant sailing achievements: U.S. Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year/Sailing (2007), Four-time InterCollegiate Sailing Association All-American, 2006 Collegiate Sailor of the Year

Biography: Campbell is already a decorated sailor. He progressed from being a promising talent in the youth ranks-winning the singlehanded division of the US SAILING U.S. Youth Sailing Championship three times and the Laser class at the 2002 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship-to a four-time college All-American. But his win at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 2007 stands as a significant victory.

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The U.S. Trials escalated into a two-boat battle between Campbell and fellow US Sailing Team member Brad Funk. With only two days of racing left, Campbell was in second place, 6 points behind Funk. But Campbell still had plenty of fight-and he had a plan: “I’m just going to continue to put the pressure on.”

By the end of the next day of racing, Campbell led by 5 points, and the regatta ended on a tie, which Campbell won on a tie-breaker.

The sport is clearly in his DNA. His father, Bill Campbell, is a three-time All-American, a winning America’s Cup crew, and a one-design racer. “Dad and Mom were able to instill a love of the game in me as well, as the patience to be a student of the game, for which I am extremely grateful.”

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Recent Results:
2008 29th World Laser Championship 2008/Terrigal, Australia
2007 1st XV Pan American Games/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3rd Canadian Olympic Regatta/Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 5th Laser Australian Championship/Victoria, Australia

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