Sarah Gengler

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSarah Jane•Gengler (-Dahl)
Used nameSarah•Gengler
Born15 February 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 70 kg
NOC United States


Sarah Gengler was a swimmer at Nicolet High School in Wisconsin, and later swam at Indiana University from 1981-83, co-captaining the swim team in 1982/83. She then transferred to the University of Wisconsin where she joined the rowing program. She was in the eight that won three consecutive medals at the NCAA Championships (1984-86), capped by a gold in 1986. Internationally Gengler competed at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, in the four in 1988 and the eight in 1992. She rowed at five World Championships (1985-87, 1990-91), winning silver medals in the eight in 1987 and 1990.

After marriage Sarah became Sarah Gengler-Dahl, and became certified as a rolfer, a career she had for over 20 years, starting in 1994. She also coached masters’ rowing in the Seattle area.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Sarah Gengler
Coxed Fours, Women (Olympic) United States 5
1992 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Sarah Gengler
Eights, Women (Olympic) United States 6