Hoyas Heavies and Lights to compete in world's largest rowing festival in Boston, Mass.
2012: Rowed Bow in the Varsity 8+ all season including wins over Princeton, Columbia, Navy, Delaware, and Penn ... Finished in fourth place in the Lightweight 8+ at Head of the Charles ... Placed thirdin the Lightweight 8+ and Lightweight 4+ at the Princeton Chase ... Placed fifthat Eastern Sprints and fourthat IRAs ... Selected to be a member of the U23 National Team Lightweight 4- that placed seventh at theU23 World Championships.
2011: Earned the right to compete at the 2010 Head of the Charles Regatta in the Varsity Lightweight Four, finishing second among U.S. colleges.
Prior to Georgetown:Oertle began rowing in the summer of 2003 ... He won the Swiss National Championships in the men's eight in 2007, 2008, and 2009 ... He also competed for the European Junior Championships in 2007 ... Majoring in Economics and minoring in History in the College.
"I chose to attend college in the United States because only here I have the opportunity to enjoy a world-class education and maintain a rowing career on the highest level. I chose Georgetown specifically because I wanted to be a part of a team that was going to build a winning tradition. I wanted to be part of a team that was going to establish its position at the top. The most important factor to influence my decision, however, was the team itself; they are a group of outstanding people who made me feel welcome from the very first moment I set a foot on campus."