The first boats to race in the 2012 USRowing National Championships rowed down a wind swept course on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ. The Time Trial was run to sort out the 12 out of 14 entries in the lightweight men’s single sculls that would advance to Thursday heats.
OKC's Frank Petrucci finished 4th in 6:56.5 to earn at place in Heat #1 taking place at 9:00 AM.
First among the competitors was New York Athletic Club’s Tom Paradiso. The 2008 Olympian finished with a time of 6:49.168. The top 12 finishers move on to the morning heats.