Pat Costello

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBernard Patrick "Pat"•Costello, Jr.
Used namePat•Costello
Born12 March 1929 in Detroit, Michigan (USA)
Died12 July 2014 in Harbor Springs, Michigan (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsDetroit Boat Club, Detroit (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Although no relation to the three-time gold medalist, Paul Costello, Pat Costello won almost as many titles. He attended his hometown college, Detroit, graduating in 1954, but his first national title had come years before, in the 1948 intermediate eights. Costello did all his rowing for the Detroit BC and, between 1951 and 1958, won national titles as both a sweeper and a sculler, both here and in Canada. At the 1956 Olympics he was partnered by Jim Gardiner and, although they won their heat rather easily they came upon a great Soviet pair in the finals and were beaten decisively


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Pat Costello
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Walter Hoover 2 h1 r4/5
1956 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Pat Costello
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Jim Gardiner 2 Silver