Missy Schwen-Ryan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMelissa C. "Missy"•Schwen-Ryan
Used nameMissy•Schwen-Ryan
Born17 July 1972 in Bloomington, Indiana (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsPrinceton Training Centre
NOC United States


Missy Schwen-Ryan competed in rowing at Georgetown University, helping them win the Dad Vail Regatta in 1993 and the GU Invitational in 1994. She rowed for the US at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games in the pair, winning a silver medal in 1996 and a bronze medal in 2000. Between Olympics, she donated a kidney to her younger brother, who was in need of a transplant. Schwen-Ryan also won silver medals in the pair at the 1995 World Championships and the 1999 Pan American Games.

Schwen-Ryan and her family, husband Tim and their three boys, later settled in Jackson, Wyoming and Santa Barbara, California. In 2010 Schwen-Ryan was inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Missy Schwen
Coxless Pairs, Women (Olympic) Karen Kraft 2 Silver
2000 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Missy Ryan
Coxless Pairs, Women (Olympic) Karen Kraft 3 Bronze

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