June 15, 2012

On to London: Stafford and Peszek Victorious in Olympic Trial

USRowing Training Center – Oklahoma City crew defeated the three other boats from the 14 crews that came to Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., to row in the 2012 Olympic Trials in a last attempt to make the team that will race in London.

They were the last crew to be named to the Olympic team Thursday, pending final approval from the United States Olympic Committee after winning their respective events. Earlier in the day, three athletes were named to the team in the men’s single sculls and women’s pair.

Leading through much of the race and rowing in a stiff headwind, Stafford and Peszek crossed the finish line ahead of the USRowing Training Center crew of Michael Gennaro, and Ty Otto and the California Rowing Club crews of Ryan Monaghan and Deaglan McEachern, and Brandon Shald and Brad Bertoldo to win in a time of 7:14.988.

Results are available at www.usrowing.org.

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