Brianne Theisen-Eaton - Oregon22 Heritage Trail Plaque
Eugene OR 97401
Brianne Theisen-Eaton holds the Canadian record for the heptathlon. She was born in Canada in 1988. In 2006 she won gold in the heptathlon at the Pan American Junior Championships, where she met fellow track and field athlete Ashton Eaton and joined him at the University of Oregon. There she won back-to-back NCAA heptathlon titles. She continued to rack up titles and medials, taking home bronze in the 2016 Olympics for the heptathlon. She is married to fellow Olympian Ashton Eaton, and they live with their young son in Portland, OR. Brianne currently works for Nike with the Nike Run Club. Brianne is listed in the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. A Heritage Trail plaque in her honor is at the Amazon Trailhead. In honor of the first World Athletics Championships in the United States, the Oregon22 Heritage Trail celebrates 22 of Oregon’s iconic track and field stars with commemorative plaques developed by the Museum of World Athletics (MOWA). The plaques are located in the athletes’ hometowns or at locations meaningful to the athletes. Oregon22 Heritage Trail plaque eligibility was based on four criteria: achieving global medal status, no doping violations or connection to doping, retired from professional competition, and a resident connection to Oregon before or beyond college competition. The eight women and 14 men selected to be part of the Oregon22 Heritage Trail have combined for nine Olympic gold medals, four Olympic silver medals, eight Olympic bronze medals and numerous indoor and outdoor World Athletics Championships medals. Goodwill Games medalists and World Cross Country Championships medalists are also being honored.