May 22, 2012

ON TO LONDON: OKC Athletes Qualify Lightweight Men's Four

The US entry comprised of Oklahoma City National High Performance athletes Robin Prendes, Nick LaCava, Will Newell, and Anthony Fahden lead by head coach Bryan Volpenhein has qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The boat needed a top two finish in today's final competing against The Netherlands, Brazil, New Zealand, Serbia and Spain. USA came through the 500 meter mark in third, moved to second by the halfway point and from there moved into first and held the lead to the finish. USA won in a time of 6:01.85 followed in second place by The Netherlands in 6:01.99. Both crews have earned the right to represent their countries in the Olympic Games. New Zealand finished in third place, Serbia in fourth, Spain in fifth and Brazil in sixth place.

Congrats to our athletes and coach Bryan Volpenhein!

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