Novice Women's Head Coach
Kristen Oyen joined Norcal Crew in the Fall of 2020 after coaching at the Newport Aquatic Center from 2017-2020, working with both their Varsity and Novice Women’s programs.
She began her rowing career in 2007 at Oakland Strokes rowing club. During her time rowing at Oakland, she won gold at regionals in her Novice 8+, JV8+, and her lightweight 8+ making it to Youth Nationals where her crew placed 5th in 2010. Kristen later spent some time rowing for Orange Coast College on their varsity crew. After ending her rowing career with Coast, she began coaching CrossFit, where she trained and competed for 5 years.
Kristen looks forward to sharing both her passion for rowing, and fitness with the junior rowers here at Norcal.