Ben Oleniczak is a junior from Wheaton, Illinois. Ben attended St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, where he rowed for four years. For St. Ignatius, Ben finished 8th and 10th in 2011 and 2012 in the Varsity Four at SRAA scholastic nationals, and he finished 13th of 77 in the 2011 Head of the Charles Youth Four event. Freshman year Ben stroked the First Novice Eight to a second place finish at New Englands and the Knecht Cup and third place at the ECAC Championships. In sophomore year, Ben earned a seat in the First Varsity Eight, finishing 3rd at New Englands and 6th at ACRAs. Ben is also an Eagle Scout and an avid golfer. Ben is the son of John and Patty, he is concentrating in Accounting and Finance in the Carroll School of Management.