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Brian Wendry

Brian is the Director of Rowing Programs for Riverfront Recapture and has worked for the Hartford nonprofit since 1998.  Supporting the organizational mission to recapture the once neglected riverfront for community use, he has grown the rowing program to serve over 550 people annually.

In addition to directing the operating budget and year-round and seasonal staff, Brian is the co-founder and former Director of the Head of the Riverfront Regatta, a sporting event with almost 3,000 competitors and 10,000 spectators.  He has coached medal winning crews at the Head of the Charles, the largest two-day regatta in the world, and USRowing’s Masters Nationals, and his rowers have competed on the US Junior National Team.

Prior to joining Riverfront, Brian earned concurrent masters degrees at Iowa State University in Ames, IA, and coached in Seattle under the boat-builder and former Olympic rowing coach, Stan Pocock.  Brian lives with his wife Jennifer, the Head Coach of UConn’s Women’s Rowing Team, and their three children in Coventry, CT.

Industry Experience

  • Director of Rowing Programs, Riverfront Recapture