Madelyn Kloske

Position: 7-seat, bow seat, starboard

Class: Junior


Major: Linguistics, Spanish


Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama


About:  I am currently the Vice President of Administration (2019-2020) and previously held the position of apparel chair (2018-2019).  Academically, when I’m not rowing or doing exec board related things, I am either in class, studying, or in my linguistics research lab.  I am also pursuing a certificate in teaching English as a second language (TESL) and am currently doing a weekly teaching internship. I spend most of my free time hanging out with my roommates VC® and the master of this website, Jennifer Le.


I have been rowing since the summer before my freshman year of high school, but prior to rowing I played club soccer.  Additionally, I danced from 2-years-old through high school, taking primarily tap, ballet, and acrobatics classes. In the summers, I have enjoyed assisting at my junior team Row Huntsville’s learn-to-row camps, inspiring the next generation of rowers.

Career: I started rowing the summer before my freshman year of high school when my mom signed me up for a learn-to-row camp and have never looked back.  My rowing career started rather rough, with still to this day my worst memory being a novice year 6k erg test that took me 36 minutes to complete (I finished nearly 6 minutes after the next slowest person).  Needless to stay, I have improved quite a bit since then. In high school, I rowed bow-seat of a lightweight double (the “MCDouble”) that placed 1st in the Southeast region and 9th in the nation (2017). In my 3 years since joining Florida Crew as a freshman, I have rowed both bow and 7-seat of the 1V8+.  I also have rowed bow-seat of the varsity lightweight 4+. Most notable accomplishments include: 1st in Ltwt4+ at Dad Vails 2019; gold medalist x3 at Hooch in 1V8+, Ltwt4+, & Mixed8+ (2018, 2019); ACRA All-American 3rd Team Rower (2019), Southern Region Finalist (2018, 2019); bow-seat of Ltwt4+ at Head of the Charles (2018)


Favorite memory about crew:  Winning Gold at Dad Vails 2019 against Georgetown and MIT.  Fightweight 4+ forever!