- Date of Birth:
- April 25, 1986
- 5' 10"
Gwen Jorgensen (born Gwen Rosemary Jorgensen in Waukesha, Wisconsin on April 25, 1986) is an American triathlete, and will be competing in the 2012 Olympics. Gwen only began competing in triathlons in 2010, but she made an immediate impression on the triathlon world. She won the silver medal at the World University Triathlon Championships in Spain, earning her the title of USA Triathlon Rookie of the year. Her 2nd place finish at the World Championship Series triathlon in London in 2011 snagged her a spot on the US Olympic team for the 2012 Olympics. She participated in swimming and track throughout her studies at the University of Wisconsin. With a master’s in accounting, Gwen is a CPA for accounting firm, Ernst & Young, in Milwaukee. However, the nation will be looking at her speed and agility, not her book smarts, to bring home the gold this summer!
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Gwen is a member of the US Olympic team, and will be competing as a triathlete in the London 2012 games.
Gwen graduated with a master’s in accounting, and is a CPA for Ernst & Young, one of the top four accounting firms. She is currently in a relationship with Pat Lemieux, who is a fellow athlete and professional cyclist.