Erin Cafaro Mackenzie
”I SEARCHED THROUGHOUT ALL THE YEARS OF MY TRAINING TO FIND AN EFFECTIVE FUELING AND RECOVERY SUPPLEMENT THAT WOULD FIT INTO MY CLEAN DIET AND STRICT USADA TESTING, BUT ALSO DIDN’T TASTE TERRIBLE. FINALLY I FOUND 3FU3L DURING THE LEAD UP TO THE 2012 OLYMPICS AND USED IT RELIGIOUSLY DURING COMPETITION. I ONLY WISH I HAD FOUND IT SOONER!”
OLYMPIC ROWER, ROWING COACH
Erin Cafaro was born and raised in Modesto, CA and then moved to the bay area to go to college at Univeristy of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, while majoring in Political Science, she and the Cal Women’s Crew team won both the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Championships. She was invited to join the USRowing National Team in 2005 where her career on the international podium began. Since 2005, Erin has won 6 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze Medals in World Championship races. She has had 11 World Cup appearances and has collected 5 Gold Medals, 5 Silver Medals, and 1 Bronze Medal. The highlights of her international rowing career were winning the Gold Medal at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London and in 2009 when Erin and her pair partner became the first US women to ever win the Gold in the W2- event as well as win in the W8+ event. In 2008 and 2009 Erin and her boatmates were chosen as FISA World Rowing Crew of the Year for their accomplishments. In 2009 she was elected USRowing Athlete of the Year as well as USA Today Athlete of the Month. In 2012 Erin and her W8+ boat were awarded USOC Team of the Year for bringing home the Olympic Gold again and maintaining their undefeated streak in the W8+ for 7 years in the running. Erin now resides in Bend, OR and is the VP of Operations for 3Fu3l (her favorite supplement while training for 2012) and also travels around the country for Concept 2, the rowing machine manufacturer, as well as XPTLife
seminars with her husband, Brian Mackenzie. She continues to train for life and looking to find her next challenge.