November 07, 2010

Final Worlds Update

The men’s eight that had rowed to a stunning win in the reps on Thursday, could not duplicate the feat and finished sixth. Germany snatched gold with a time of 5:33.84, followed by Great Britain in 5:34.46 and Australia in 5:35.96. The U.S. crew of coxswain Ned DelGuercio (Media, Pa.), Tom Peszek (Farmington Hills, Mich.), 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.) finished with a time of 5:40.55.

While the men failed to medal, the U.S. returned both the four and eight to the final, after a ninth place finish last year for the eight.

The men’s lightweight eight crew of coxswain Stephen Young (Tampa, Fla.), Matt Kochem (Burnt Hills, N.Y.), Kenny McMahon (Ladysmith, Wis.), Matt Muffelman (Mathews, Va.), Jimmy Sopko (Mathews, Va.), Michael Kerrigan (Charlottesville, Va.), Julian Bowling (Shelby, N.C.), Bob Duff (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) and Skip Dise (Beverly Hills, Mich) rowed next, but could not get to the podium either, finishing last in a five-boat race with a time of 5:57.65.

Germany won gold in a time of 5:48.61, Australia was second in 5:50.27 and Italy finished third in 5:52.25.

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