March 29, 2012

National Selection Regatta #1 Recap: Newell and LaCava Victorious in Light Men's Pair

Newell and LaCava
USRowing Training Center’s Charlie Cole and Glenn Ochal won the final of the men’s pair at the first National Selection Regatta at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California which took place March 16th.

Cole and Ochal posted a time of 6:27.352 for first place. Henrik Rummel and Jake Cornelius finished second in 6:31.329, followed by USTC’s Scott Gault and Will Miller in third in a time of 6:39.466. Oklahoma City’s Blaise Didier and Justin Stangel finished in 5th place in 6:49.842.

In the final of the lightweight men’s pair, featuring four pairs from Oklahoma City, Nick LaCava and Will Newell won in 6:42.505. Jimmy Sopko and Anthony Fahden finished second in 6:45.855, followed by Robin Prendes and Kenny McMahon in third in 6:50.568. Greg Flood and Ryan Fox finished fourth in 6:58.401.

For the lightweight men’s pair, the speed order serves as an opportunity for athletes to test their speed in preparation for selection of the lightweight men’s four, which will be named April 30 and compete at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta May 20-23 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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