Philip Oertle
Philip Oertle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zurich, Switzerland

High School:
Kantonsschule Freudenberg

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Position:
VL

Squad:
VL


High School: Phillip 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.

Freshman (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.

Sophomore (2012): 4th Place in Lightweight 8 at Head of the Charles, 3rd Place in Lightweight 8 and Lightweight 4 at Princeton Chase; Rowed Bow in Varsity 8 all season including wins over Princeton, Columbia, Navy, Delaware, and Penn; 5th place at Eastern Sprints, 4th Place at IRAs. Selected to be a member of the U23 National Team Lightweight 4- that placed 7th in U23 World Championships.

Philip is majoring in Economics and minoring in History in the College. Philip says: "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."

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