Hannah Ruth Yoest, Student Athlete Curriculum Vita


Update, December 10, 2010, Hannah Yoest joins University of Virginia Rowing

Virginia Rowing Announces Recruiting Class

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia rowing head coach Kevin Sauer announced the signing of Hemingway Benton, Maggie Bowman-Jones, Chloe Carry, Emily Crump, Katie Fanikos, Chandler Lally, Maddie Keating, Lindley Smith, Hannah Yoest and Lizzy Youngling to National Letters of Intent to row for the Cavaliers beginning in 2011.

“This is a really good class and they are proven winners,” Sauer said. “They will bring a lot of hard work and talent to our team next fall.”

Hannah Yoest (5-6, Arlington, Va., Yorktown High School for coaches Carol Dinion, Kirk Shipley and Nick Johnson) was a team captain for her team and was named 2010 All-Met Honorable Mention. She was a participant at the 2010 Junior Women’s National Team Sculling Selection Camp and 2009 Junior B National Sculling Development Camp. Yoest stroked the youth eight that placed third at the 2010 Canadian Henley and seventh at the 2010 Head of the Charles. She completed both the Marine Corps and SunTrust marathons and won her age group at the 2009 OBX Triathlon.


Hannah Yoest, Rowing Four Seat, Yorktown High School First Varsity Crew, 2010


Hannah Yoest, Jack Yoest signing letter of intent to Crew at UVA, Nov 17, 2010
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Photo Credit: Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

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Yorktown High School

5201 N. 28th Street

Arlington, Virginia 22207

Class of 2011

Coach: Carol Dinion

Personal 5’6″ 140 lbs.

2012 US Junior Worlds Development Team Competition in Berlin, July 2011

Selection Camp, Junior Women’s National Team, 2010: Guenter Beutter


Thompsons Boat Club, Washington, DC: Kirk Shipley

Old Dominion Boat Club, Alexandria, Virginia: Nick Johnson

Jr. B National Development Sculling: Bill Randall, Bob Spousta



2,000 meter time (2K):

7:21.0 May 2011

7:25.9 with a 1:51.4 negative split, March, 2011, Team Practice (253 average watts)

7:26.3 with a 1:51.3 split; April 27, 2010; Team Practice

7:33.1 March 7th; U.S. Rowing Junior National I.D. Camp

7:38.1 March 2nd; Team Practice

7:39:0 January 10th; Placed 2nd among Juniors, overall 8th of 54 rowers,

2010 MidAtlantic Erg Sprints.

+ Competition in Berlin, July 2011

+ All-Met, Girls Rowing, The Washington Post, Spring, 2011

+ Invited: one of 25 selected to compete for a seat on the USRowing Junior National Team 4X

+ Head of the Charles, 2010, 7th Place in field of 70, stroked

+ Head of the Occoquan, 2010, 1st Place, stroked

+ All Met Honorable Mention, The Washington Post June 9, 2010. (Carol Dinion named Coach of the year.)

+ Elected Captain Varsity Crew for 2010-2011

4K 1:59.7 split, 15.56

6K 2:01.0 split, 24.23

500m 1:40.5

539 Watts


Junior Year, 2010

Spring 2010

Named Outstanding Rower for women’s crew, Yorktown High School, 2010

8th Place, 76th Scholastic Nationals Regatta, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1st Varsity, rowed stroke.

Stotesbury: 4th in semi-finals, 8th overall by time, 6 seat

Charlie Butt: 2nd place in Finals, 6 seat

Darrell Winslow: 1st place in Finals, 2 seat



Hannah Yoest, Left, Gold Medalist

Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints

Junior Mixed 2K Relay

Jan 10, 2010

photo credit: Helena Yoest

Winter 2010

Placed 2nd among Juniors, overall 8th of 54 rowers, 2010 Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints.

Gold medal, mixed relay, Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints

Fall 2009

12th Place, Head of the Charles, Old Dominion Boat Club, 4 seat

1st place, Head of the Potomac

2nd place, Head of the Christina (due to time penalty)

Summer 2009

US Rowing, Junior B Sculling camp


Hannah Yoest

Rower of the Year 2007Sophomore Year, 2009

Varsity Eight: Advanced to semifinals at SRAA Nationals, 1st Varsity; 4 seat

2nd at VASRA State Championship, 4 seat

15th at Stotesbury

Freshman Year, 2008

Freshman Eight:

Bronze at Ted Phoenix Championship, qualifying for Nationals, rowed stroke

Rowed stroke at SRAA Nationals

Awarded “Most Valuable Rower

8th Grade, 2007

Novice Eight

Silver, Women’s 4th Eight, Ted Phoenix Championship; 6th seat

Member The United States Rowing Association, USRowing, 996536


ACADEMIC and Extracurricular Highlights

Hannah Yoest completes Suntrust Marathon



GPA: 3.4

Recognized as an Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar by the CollegeBoard

Virginia Standards of Learning Program (SOL), Spring 2010, Writing, Pass/Advanced (Highest Category)

Spring 2010, Received Principal’s Award

Spring 2009, Received Principal’s Award

Student Government,

Junior Class Vice President, 2010;

Executive Board, Sophomore Class,

Student Representative, 2009

Visual Arts Gifted Program, Yorktown High School

Principal’s Award, 2009-10, presented to 7 per cent of student body. Her teachers write,

Hannah is one of her class’ leaders…Lively, involved and vivacious. Hannah is the first to help a fellow art student and even her teacher! She volunteers for any task…and can be counted on to follow through to completion. Her enthusiasm and love of life is infectious…

Principal’s Award, 2008-09, for Distinctly Positive Contribution to School Community

Voted “Most Friendly” by the student body, 2009 and 2010.

Voted “Most Spirited” by the student body, 2008.

Completed the 2009 Suntrust Marathon, Richmond, Virginia, November 14, 2009

Completed the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC; October 28, 2007

Gold Medal, 16-19 women’s age group for the 2009 OBX Triathlon


Hannah Yoest rowing stroke

Novice year, copyright protected

Triathlon, Outer Banks, North Carolina

-Swim, Run, Bike Fall; Fall 2004

-Swimming Leg .9 mile; Fall 2003

Self-Defense Yellow Belt, 2nd Degree, April 23, 2004

Intern, Press Office, Senator Lamar Alexander, Spring, 2008

Intern, Production Assistant, Robert Wickers, December, 2008


Jack Yoest, dad; Hannah Yoest, 14, center;

Charmaine Yoest, mom

Marine Corps Marathon, 26.2 miles, October 2007Traveled to Peru as part of a construction team re-building a house, 2007.

Traveled to Dominican Republic to perform with a drama troupe at an orphanage, 2006.


Hannah Yoest with brother John Yoest

Gold Medals, OBX Triathlon, 2009


Hannah Yoest, Freshman Volleyball


Hannah Yoest state track finalist, 400 meters, 2003


Hannah Yoest Triathlon interview



Hannah Yoest at tennis lessons















Hannah Yoest first interview



Hannah Yoest with mom



Hannah Yoest studies with mom


Letter from Ronald Reagan




Hannah Yoest, Right, in the Dominican Republic

foot_washing_DR_.JPGHannah Yoest, washing feet in the Dominican Republic


Hannah Yoest, painting an orphanage in Peru


Gil Crouse, Ph.D., grandfather, Hannah Yoest

OBX Triathlon, 2004

Short Bio at the Jump

Hannah Ruth Yoest will be joining UVA’s Rowing Program as a Freshman in 2011 coming from Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia.

She was named All Met Honorable Mention, by The Washington Post June 9, 2010

Captain of her high school crew, Hannah was in Invited to compete for a seat on the USRowing Junior National Team.

Hannah stroked at The Head of the Charles, 2010, placing seventh in field of 70.

Hannah was elected as her high school Junior Class Vice President, 2010 and voted “Most Friendly” and “Most Spirited” by the student body.

Hannah has completed both the Marine Corp and SunTrust Marathons and won the Gold Medal 2009 OBX Triathlon.

Her parents, Jack and Charmaine Yoest have run three 26.2 mile marathons.

Hannah Yoest UVA acceptance letter

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NCAA National and ACC Champion Women's Rowing 2012; Division 1

NCAA National and ACC Champion Women’s Rowing 2012; Division 1


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