August 30, 2010
August 24, 2010
Eight Oklahoma City residents earned invitations to the U.S. National Team Selection Camps based results from National Selection Regatta III. The athletes have an opportunity to be selected to compete at the 2010 World Rowing Championships in Lake Karapiro, New Zealand.
Invited to the Men's Eight and Four Camp:
- Tom Peszek
- Justin Stangel
- Ryan Monaghan
- Deaglan McEachern
- Ross James
- Grant James
- Kenny McMahon
- Ryan Fox
Racing at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #3 was completed Saturday morning with the top finishing crews in all events earning invitations to the U.S. National Team Selection Camps.
The athletes in the winning crews have an opportunity to be selected to row in the "big boats" (men's eight, women's eight, women's quadruple sculls, men's quadruple sculls, men's four and lightweight men's four) at the 2010 World Rowing Championships in Lake Karapiro, New Zealand.
USRowing Training Center - Princeton crews took the top two spots in the men's pair with the crew of Brett Newlin, and Jake Cornelius crossing first in 6:36.627, followed in second with a time of 6:39.244 by Silas Stafford and Sam Stitt. To cap off an extremely impressive showing at this event, Oklahoma City crews placed third and fifth. With a time of 6:39.244 was the crew of Tom Peszek and Justin Stangel followed in fourth by Dan Walsh and Charlie Cole in 6:42.434. OKC's Ryan Monaghan and Deaglan McEachern placed 5th in a time of 6:42.806.
In the lightweight men's pair, the team of Nick LaCava and Anthony Fahden took first in 6:45.300, followed by Oklahoma City residents, Kenny McMahon and Ryan Fox in 6:47.279. In third was Will Daly and Jimmy Sopko in 6:49.059.
In the B final, Oklahoma City's Martin Etem and Pat Close won the men's double sculls in 6:39.605.
In Friday morning racing, six boats advanced to the final out of two semifinals in the men's double sculls and six from the men's pair advanced, with the remaining boats moving to the B final.
Advancing in first place to the final from of the second semifinal was USRowing Training Center's crew of Will Miller and Scott Gault that finished in 6:24.927. Craftsbury Sculling Center's Tom Graves and Peter Graves finished second in 6:25.339, and advancing third in 6:26.945 was GMS Rowing Center's Brian de Regt and Jonathan Winter. Oklahoma City residents, Martin Etem and Pat Close, placed fifth in 6:33.551 moving them directly to the B Final.
In the first semifinal of the men's pair, USRowing Training Center teammates Brett Newlin, and Jake Cornelius finished first in 6:34.980, with Silas Stafford and Sam Stitt behind them in 6:37.995. Finishing third was the USRowing Training Center - Oklahoma City crew of Ryan Monaghan, and Deaglan McEachern who crossed in 6:39.631 earning them a spot in the A Final.
Advancing out of the second semifinal was the USRowing Training Center team of Dan Walsh ('08 Olympic Bronze medalist) and Charlie Cole, who clocked a 6:32.500, followed by Oklahoma City's duo of Tom Peszek and Justin Stangel in 6:33.798. OKC residents Ross and Grant James finished in fifth position in 6:41.347 sending them to the B Final.
In the C Final of the Men's pair, Oklahoma City's Max Goff and Aaron Marcovy placed third in a time of 6:41.656.
August 21, 2010
The 1900 meter time trial was run to determine the seeding and lane assignments for heats in the Men's 2-/2x and lane assignments for the Lightweight Men's 2- Final.
In the Men's 2- Time Trial, the OKC HPC crew of Tom Peszek and Justin Stangel finished in 3rd place in a time of 6:25.300 out of 16 crews.. They were followed closely by teammates Ryan Monaghan and Deaglan McEachern in 6:25.369. Aaron Marcovy and Max Goff finished in 9th place while Ross James and Grant James finished in 15th place.
In the Men's 2x Time Trial, Martin Etem and Pat Close finished in 7th place in a time of 6:23.633 among 15 crews.
In the Lightweight Men's 2- Time Trial, OKC HPC crews Kenny McMahon and Ryan Fox, Julian Bowling and Dorian Weber, Matt Muffleman and Evan Tsourtsoulas, finished in 3rd, 4th and 6th respectively out of 6 crews.
The Men's 2x semi started the evening racing with the top four crews advancing to the semi finals. Etem and Close made an impressive showing with a second place finish in a time of 6:28.4 behind the 2008 Olympic 2x of Elliot Hovey and Wes Piermarini (6:24.3).
In what seemed to be a statistically impossible seeding, all four OKC HPC Men's Pairs wound in the same heat, with only 4 boats advancing to the A/B Semi final. After 2 KM of tight racing, the margin between the top three finishers was too close to be decided by the human eye. James and James finished in first place in 6:30.2, followed by Monaghan and McEachern in 6:30.3, and Peszek and Stangel in 6:30.4, all three crews advancing to the semi final. Goff and Marcovy finished in 5th place in a time of 6:35.4 sending them to Final C.
August 19, 2010
August 13, 2010
Members of the USRowing Lightweight National Team Camp in OKC represented the USA at the Royal Canadian Henley. The women competed in a Lightweight Women’s Double exhibition race against Olympic Medalists from the Canadian National Team. Canadian Olympian Tracy Cameron and her partner Lindsay Jennerich won the race, with Michelle Sechser and Hannah Godfrey taking second for the USA and Michelle Trannel and Hilary Saegar of the USA came in third.
The top two Canadian lightweight doubles joined forces to row in a lightweight 4x and raced the two USRowing Lightweight National Team Camp boats.
The USA 4x of Katherine Robinson, Jeanette Daily, Michelle Sechser and Jillian Austin came within .85 seconds of the Canadian Olympians.
Additionally, athletes from the OKC Lightweight Camp raced in the Men’s Championship 8+ race. The men came in third, behind two heavy weight eights - the Canadian National Team and the Penn AC crew. The USA Lightweight boat edged out the Canadian Lightweight 8+ by three seconds. Athletes in the USA boat were:
Stephen Young, Cox
Matt Muffleman, 8
Julian Bowling, 7
Robert Duff, 6
Justin Farrington, 5
Dorian Weber, 4
Michael Nucci, 3
Michael Kerrigan, 2
Skip Dise, 1
August 09, 2010
Meg George and Ellen Manovich won Henley Gold in the women’s U23 2- at the Royal Canadian Henley. The women were part of a pre-elite team from OKC’s National High Performance Center that competed in the event. Athletes did well in their inaugural appearance at this event, making finals in four events.