Brooke Benestad

Player profile

  • Hometown Cary, N.C.
  • Last School Cary High School
  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-0

2020 at Ohio State

  • 2019-20 Ohio State Scholar Athlete

Prior to Ohio State:

  • Rowed for Triangle Rowing Club for 6 years
  • Served as team captain in 2018-2019
  • Won Triangle Rowing Club Varsity Women’s MVP Award in 2017-2018, and won Triangle Rowing Club Hammer Award for the Fastest Novice Erg scores in 2015-2016


  • Daughter of Angela and Leif Benestad
  • Hobbies include arts and crafts, making bracelets, knitting, crocheting, and traveling with family
  • Major is undecided
  • Her greatest sports thrill is standing on the podium after a race, knowing all the training and hard work that went into it