July 26, 2010
Lightweight Men Make Finals at World U23 Championships, A First for USA
The lightweight men’s pair that trained in OKC raced in the A Final at the World Rowing U23 Championships this Sunday, July 25 in Brest, Belarus.
The duo faced tough competition and challenging race conditions to pull out a 6th place finish overall out of 19 crews.
Additionally, the USA Lightweight Men’s 4-, which was selected at the Oklahoma City High Performance Center earlier this month, won a bronze medal – the first ever for the USA in this event.
USRowing has been working with John Parker, head coach of the OKC High Performance Center, to develop the talent pool of lightweight rowers in the country to ensure more international success for team USA.