Ellen Tomek and Meghan O'Leary
Ellen Tomek and Meghan O'Leary
Contributor - Rowing Workouts
United States, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Ellen Tomek and Meghan O’Leary are currently training and competing as members of the United States National Rowing Team in the women’s double sculls event. They began rowing together in 2013 with the goal of competing at the 2016 Olympic Games. As a crew, Ellen and Meghan have seen early success, winning the U.S. National Selection Regattas in 2013 and 2014, a bronze medal at the 2013 World Cup, and a silver medal at the 2014 World Cup. They most recently finished sixth at the 2014 World Championships.


Ellen, a 2008 Olympian, first began rowing at the University of Michigan in 2002. After graduating in 2006, Ellen was invited to train in Princeton, New Jersey at the US Rowing National Training Center. She is a six-time National Team member and National Champion in the women’s single. Ellen has a background in personal training, fitness instruction, and program management and has spent several years coaching rowing at the junior and masters levels.


Meghan was a two-sport varsity athlete in softball and volleyball at the University of Virginia where she received her bachelor’s and master's degrees. Upon graduation in 2008, she was hired by ESPN and worked in the production and programming departments for five years. She first picked up the sport of rowing in 2010, and a year later was invited to train at the US Rowing National Training Center. Meghan has an extensive background in athletics and over ten years experience of coaching in a variety of sports. Meghan writes for several websites including espnW and her own blog.


Ellen and Meghan reside in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and train at the National High Performance Center located there.