The six camp-selected boats that will represent the United States at the 2010 World Rowing Championships October 31-November 7 in Lake Karapiro, New Zealand, have been named, USRowing announced on Tuesday. It was an incredible day for the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center as two of it's resident athletes were selected for Olympic class events. Tom Peszek will be the stroke of the men's eight, while Ryan Fox will be competing in the lightweight men's four.
Joining Peszek in the men’s eight will be coxswain Ned DelGuercio (Media, Pa.), Jason Read (Ringoes, N.J.), Charlie Cole (New Canaan, Conn.), Jake Cornelius (Brooktondale, N.Y.), Brett Newlin (Riverton, Wyo.), Dan Walsh (Norwalk, Conn.), Mark Murphy (Madison, Wis.) and David Banks (Potomac, Md.). Read won gold in the eight at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, while Walsh won bronze in the eight at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. DelGuercio, Cole, Cornelius, Newlin and Banks return from last year’s world championship squad.
Fox, along with Will Daly (Vail, Colo.), Nick LaCava (Weston, Conn.) and Anthony Fahden (Lafayette, Calif.) will compete in the lightweight men’s four. Daly, a 2008 Olympian, and LaCava return to the boat from last year’s world championships’ squad, while Fox and Fahden won silver in the 2009 lightweight eight.