September 24, 2010
OKC Residents Compete for US National Berth at 2010 World Championship Trials
Fourteen Oklahoma City National High Performance Center athletes will compete at the 2010 World Championship Trials, September 27 to October 2, in West Windsor, New Jersey. Winners of each trial event will earn the right to represent the United States at the 2010 World Rowing Championships, October 31-November 7, in Lake Karapiro, New Zealand.
OKC residents Ryan Monaghan and Deaglan McEachern have entered the Men's pair event, competing against teammates Grant and Ross James.
Ryan Shelton, Martin Etem, and Pat Close will represent Oklahoma City in the men's single among a very deep field which includes 2008 Bejiing Olympic Men's Single, Ken Jurkowski.
Brandon Shald and Aaron Marcovy will race for a berth in the Men's Coxed Pair with 17 year old Chesapeake Junior Crew coxswain Max Blumenthal. OKC's Justin Stangel will compete in the same event with Nareg Guregian.
Michelle Sechser will be racing in the Lightweight Women's Quad with Hannah Godfrey, Jenne Daley and Jill Austin.
OKC's Kenny McMahon, Matt Muffleman and Bob Duff will compete in the Lightweight Men's Eight event.