OKC's James Twins Named to 2011 US National Rowing Team
PRINCETON, N.J. – The six camp-selected boats that will represent the United States at the 2011 World Rowing Championships August 28-September 4 in Bled, Slovenia, have been named, USRowing announced on Tuesday. The include the women's eight, men's eight, men's quad, women's quad, men's four, and the lightweight men's four.
Competing in the men’s eight will be coxswain Ned DelGuercio, Nareg Guregian, Josh Inman, Steven Coppola, Dan Walsh, Henrik Rummel, Alex Osborne, and Oklahoma City High Performance Center athletes, Grant James and Ross James.
Inman, Coppola and Walsh won bronze in the eight at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. DelGuercio, Guregian, Walsh and Rummel return from last year’s world championship squad.
Under the direction of OKC's Head Coach, Bryan Volpenhein, four OKC athletes will represent the United States in the lightweight men’s four. The boat will consist of 2010 under 23 bronze-medalist Robin Prendes, Beijing Olympian Will Daly, Ryan Fox and Anthony Fahden. Daly, Fox and Fahden were members of the boat that finished 10th in New Zealand.
The rest of the senior national team squad will be named at the conclusion of the 2011 World Rowing Championships Trials August 1-4, 2011.