USRowing has announced the initial roster of athletes who will represent the United States at the 2018 World University Rowing Championship in Shanghai, China. The competition will take place August 10-12. Athletes selected will train in Ypsilanti, Mich., reporting after their respective collegiate seasons end.
Both the men and women will contest eight events at the 2018 World University Rowing Championships including the eight, four, pair, double sculls, single sculls, lightweight four, lightweight double sculls, and lightweight single sculls. To be eligible, athletes must be 25 or under and pursuing a degree. This group represents the first selected athletes, with men's coach Gregg Hartsuff and women's coach Kemp Savage still having 13 and 15 seats to fill, respectively.
"Kemp and I have been reviewing and interviewing applicants for the past few months," said Hartsuff. "We have to make selections carefully because the timeline set by FISU is quite a bit earlier than other international events; and therefore, trials are difficult to implement for the small boats during the academic year."
Hartsuff said invitations have gone out to several more athletes, and the coaches are waiting until the under 23 application and selection process is complete before finalizing the WUC roster, as many applicants are under consideration for both. Hartsuff also emphasized that athletes who have aged out of under 23 eligibility, including graduate students, are eligible candidates for WUC.
"We want the most talented athlete pool possible and to win multiple medals at the WUC," Hartsuff said. "Right now, the eights are our priority events. We have plenty of athletes who have applied, and those who have been accepted, with only a few exceptions, have met the ergometer score standards we have set forth. While we will accept applications until the under 23 team has been selected, new applicants should be under 6:10 for men and 7:10 for women to be seriously considered."
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|Tom Brady ||Rutgers ||Senior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Caleb Brown ||Michigan ||Junior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Kevin Hinkle ||Michigan ||Junior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Dan Jenkins ||Michigan ||Junior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Andrew MacMillen ||Tufts ||Senior ||Single Sculls |
|Doug McKune-Zierath ||Minnesota ||Senior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Greg Miller ||Michigan ||Junior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Ashwath Murugunand ||Michigan ||Sophomore ||Light Sweep/Sculls |
|Nick Schmidt ||Purdue ||Senior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Nathan Whitaker ||Boston College ||Senior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Michael Yuan ||Harvard ||Senior ||Light Sweep/Sculls |
|Charlotte Buck ||Columbia ||Junior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Valen Fey ||George Washington ||Junior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Amanda Flora ||Eastern Michigan ||Sophomore ||Heavy Sweep |
|Charlotte Forman ||Temple ||Junior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Sophia Klein ||Michigan State ||Junior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Cynthia Luz ||Fordham ||Junior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Delaney McGuire ||Eastern Michigan ||Graduate ||Light Sweep/Sculls |
|Onyeka Oguagha ||Rutgers ||Graduate ||Heavy Sweep |
|Danae Ohresser-Joumard ||Fordham ||Sophomore ||Heavy Sweep |
|Kathryne Ruffalo ||Wisconsin ||Senior ||Light Sweep/Sculls |
|Alyssa Sands ||Southern Methodist ||Senior ||Heavy Sweep |
|Emily Wasz ||Indiana ||Senior ||Heavy Sweep |