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USRowing Announces 2008 Olympic Games Roster
Friday, June 27, 2008
USRowing
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The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team roster for rowing has been set, pending United States Olympic Committee approval, USRowing announced on Friday. Thirteen crews will represent the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

The U.S. will have crews competing in the women's single sculls, men's single sculls, women's double sculls, men's double sculls, lightweight women's double sculls, women's quadruple sculls, men's quadruple sculls, women's pair, men's pair, men's four, lightweight men's four, women's eight and men's eight.

The 45-person roster includes 10 multiple-time Olympians with six Olympic medals. Both Bryan Volpenhein and Paul Teti will be competing at their third Olympic Games. Volpenhein raced in the men's eight in 2000 and 2004, winning a gold medal in Athens. Teti rowed in the lightweight men's four at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Other returning Olympians include Wyatt Allen, Anna Cummins, Caryn Davies, Michelle Guerette, Beau Hoopman, Jamie Schroeder, Patrick Todd and Mary Whipple. Allen and Hoopman were members of the men's eight that won gold in 2004, while Cummins, Davies and Whipple were members of the women's eight that won silver in Athens.

Cummins is the lone member of the team that will be competing in two events. She will race in both the women's pair and eight. Also of note, Josh Inman and Matt Schnobrich, who won the men's pair at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials - Rowing earlier in June, both made the men's eight and have decided to give up their spots in the pair in order to concentrate on the eight. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the second-place finishers at trials, will now row the pair.

Rowing at the 2008 Olympic Games begins August 9 and runs through August 17. Finals are set for August 16-17. The competition will take place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, located in Mapo Town in the Shunyi district of Beijing. The rowing course is located about 45 kilometers outside of downtown Beijing. The venue also will host the flat-water and slalom canoe-kayak competitions.

2008 Olympic Games

Women's Single Sculls (W1x)
-Michelle Guerette, Bristol, Conn., Radcliffe Assoc. of Rowing Alumnae

Men's Single Sculls (M1x)
-Ken Jurkowski, New Fairfield, Conn., Unaffiliated

Men's Double Sculls (M2x)
-Elliot Hovey (s), Manchester-By-The-Sea, Mass., California Rowing Club
-Wes Piermarini (b), West Brookfield, Mass., California Rowing Club

Women's Double Sculls (W2x)
-Ellen Tomek (s), Flushing, Mich., USRowing Training Center
-Megan Kalmoe (b), St. Croix Falls, Wis., USRowing Training Center

Lightweight Women's Double Sculls (LW2x)
-Jennifer Goldsack (s), Banstead, United Kingdom, USRowing Training Center
-Renee Hykel (b), Haverford, Pa., USRowing Training Center/Penn AC

Men's Quadruple Sculls (M4x)
-Scott Gault (s), Piedmont, Calif., California Rowing Club
-Jamie Schroeder (3), Wilmette, Ill., Potomac Boat Club
-Sam Stitt (2), McLean, Va., USRowing Training Center
-Matt Hughes (b), Ludington, Mich., USRowing Training Center

Women's Quadruple Sculls (W4x)
-Margot Shumway (s), Westlake, Ohio, Potomac Boat Club
-Jennifer Kaido (3), West Leyden, N.Y., USRowing Training Center
-Lindsay Meyer (2), Seattle, Wash., USRowing TC/Lake Union Crew
-Lia Pernell (b), Seattle, Wash., Pocock Rowing Center

Men's Pair (M2-)
-Cameron Winklevoss (s), Greenwich, Conn., USRowing Training Center
-Tyler Winklevoss (b), Greenwich, Conn., USRowing Training Center

Women's Pair (W2-)
-Anna Cummins (s), Bellevue, Wash., Pocock Rowing Center
-Portia McGee (b), Seattle, Wash., USRowing Training Center

Men's Four (M4-)
-Brett Newlin (s), Riverton, Wyo., USRowing Training Center
-Giuseppe Lanzone (3), Annandale, Va., USRowing Training Center
-Paul Teti (2), Upper Darby, Pa., USRowing Training Center
-David Banks (b), Potomac, Md., USRowing Training Center

Lightweight Men's Four
-Tom Paradiso (s), Blue Bell, Pa., USRowing Training Center
-Will Daly (3), Vail, Colo., USRowing Training Center
-Patrick Todd (2), Cincinnati, Ohio, USRowing Training Center
-Mike Altman (b), Marin County, Calif., USRowing Training Center

Men's Eight (M8+)
-Marcus McElhenney (c), Lansdowne, Pa., USRowing Training Center
-Josh Inman (s), Hillsboro, Ore., USRowing TC/Vesper BC
-Bryan Volpenhein (7), Cincinnati, Ohio, USRowing Training Center
-Dan Walsh (6), Norwalk, Conn., USRowing Training Center
-Steven Coppola (5), Buffalo, N.Y., USRowing Training Center
-Micah Boyd (4), St. Paul, Minn., Penn Athletic Club
-Wyatt Allen (3), Portland, Maine, USRowing TC/New York AC
-Beau Hoopman (2), Plymouth, Wis., USRowing Training Center
-Matt Schnobrich (b), St. Paul, Minn., Minnesota Rowing Found./Penn AC

Women's Eight (W8+)
-Mary Whipple (c), Sacramento, Calif., USRowing Training Center
-Caryn Davies (s), Ithaca, N.Y., USRowing Training Center
-Caroline Lind (7), Greensboro, N.C., USRowing Training Center
-Susan Francia (6), Abington, Pa., USRowing Training Center
-Anna Cummins (5), Bellevue, Wash., Pocock Rowing Center
-Elle Logan (4), Boothbay Harbor, Maine, USRowing TC/Stanford University
-Anna Goodale (3), Camden, Maine, USRowing Training Center
-Lindsay Shoop (2), Charlottesville, Va., USRowing Training Center
-Erin Cafaro (b), Modesto, Calif., USRowing Training Center

Alternates
-Warren Anderson, Paso Robles, Calif., USRowing Training Center
-Andrew Bolton, Old Lyme, Conn., USRowing Training Center
-Simon Carcagno, Pennington, N.J., USRowing Training Center
-Rachel Jeffers, Los Gatos, Calif., USRowing Training Center
-Chris Liwski, Sarasota, Fla., USRowing Training Center
-Liane Malcos, Carlisle, Mass., USRowing TC/Riverside Boat Club
-Julie Nichols, Livermore, Calif., Vesper Boat Club
-Jason Read, Ringoes, N.J., USRowing TC/New York AC
-Brett Sickler, Los Gatos, Calif., USRowing Training Center

2008 Olympic Coaching Staff
-Tom Terhaar, Women's Head Coach, W8+, W2, USRowing
-Mike Teti, Men's Head Coach, M8+, USRowing
-Kris Korzeniowski, National Coach, M4x, USRowing
-Matt Imes, Men's Assistant Coach, M4-, USRowing
-Laurel Korholz, Women's Assistant Coach, W2x, USRowing
-John Parker, Men's Assistant Coach, LM4-, USRowing
-Charley Butt, W1x, Harvard University
-Cameron Kiosoglous, LW2x, M1x, Potomac Boat Club
-Matt Madigan, W4x, Potomac Boat Club
-Tim McLaren, M2x, California Rowing Club
-Ted Nash, M2-, Penn Athletic Club

2008 Olympic Team Support
-Andrew Carr, Interpreter, USRowing
-Lisa Hass, Medical Support, University of Michigan
-Mike Irwin, Boatman, University of Pennsylvania
-Margaux Jackson, Assistant Team Manager, USRowing
-Brett Johnson, Press Officer, USRowing
-Kristine Karlson, Team Physician, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
-Donovan Langford, President, USRowing
-Glenn Merry, Executive Director, USRowing
-Marc Nowak, Medical Support, Sports Physical Therapy Institute
-Elpi Pagitsas, Team Manager, USRowing


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