July 31, 2011

Senior World Championship Trials Preview - OKC athletes poised to compete

Meg George

Racing for the final spots on the 2011 U.S. National Team begins this week at the 2011 World Rowing Championships Trials August 1-4 at the Finn M.W. Caspersen Rowing Center. The winning crews will represent the United States at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia.

Racing will be held in the women’s single sculls, lightweight men’s single sculls, lightweight women’s single sculls, men’s pair, women’s pair, lightweight men’s pair, lightweight women's double, men’s pair with coxswain, men’s double sculls, lightweight men’s quadruple sculls, lightweight women’s quadruple sculls, women’s four and lightweight men’s eight.

Racing begins on Tuesday with 25 OKC High Performance athletes in action:

Men's 2x
Tom Peszek
Martin Etem, Ryan Shelton

Men's 2-
Tom Peszek and Justin Stangel
Andrew Melander and Henry Cole
Ryan Monaghan (with Chula Vista Training Center's Silas Stafford)

Men's 2+
Blaise Didier and Derek Johnson (coxswain Anthony Altimari)
Brandon Shald and Brad Bertoldo (coxswain Marcus McElhenney)

Lightweight Men's 8+
Kenny McMahon, Christian Klein, Austin Meyer, Nick LaCava, Jimmy Sopko, Will Newell, Ed Mix King

Lightweight Women's 4x
Nicole Dinion (with K Robinson, L Hochman and H Saeger)

Women's 4-
Mary Jeghers, Meg George, Megan Smith, Hilary Cumbest

Lightweight Men's 2x
Bob Duff and Tom Paradiso

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