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.