US Men's sweep team sparring in two coxed fours (members of M8) and straight four (M4-) at Briones
USRowing is pleased to announce the five camp-selected boats that will represent the United States in the women's eight, men's eight, women's four, men's four and women's quadruple sculls at the 2019 World Rowing Championships August 25-September 1 in Linz, Austria.
At the 2018 World Rowing Championships, the women's eight and women's four won gold medals, while the men's eight just missed the medal stand with a fourth-place finish. Overall, the U.S. came home with 10 medals including three gold, three silver and four bronze.
This year's five line-ups include 24 athletes from last year's world championship roster. The 2019 boats also see the return of Olympians Caryn Davies, Meghan Musnicki and Austin Hack to international competition.
Musnicki, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the women's eight, and Hack, a 2016 Olympian in the men's eight, return this season following a two-year absence after Rio. Davies, a three-time Olympic medalist in the women's eight, including two gol, returns to the squad for the first time since she stroked the eight to gold at the 2012 Olympics in London.
The youngest member of the squad is 19-year old Clark Dean, who is making his senior national team debut after winning the junior men's singles sculls at the World Rowing Junior Championships in 2017 and 2018.
With the five camp boats being named, 27 of the 29 U.S. boats now have been selected for the 2019 World Rowing Championships. Click the links at the bottom of this release for more information on the previously-selected boats.
The final two boats - the men's pair and men's single sculls - will be selecteed at the 2019 Senior National Team Trials V, scheduled for August 5-7 in West Windsor, N.J. The complete 2019 roster will be released on August 8.
The 2019 World Rowing Championships are the initial step in the selection process for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as they serve as the first opportunity for countries to qualify their boats (not individual athletes) for 2020.
Women's Quadruple Sculls
Kate Roach (North Oaks, Minn./Cornell University)
Emily Huelskamp (Sainte Genevieve, Mo./Wheaton College)
Sophia Vitas (Franklin, Wis./University of Wisconsin)
Lauren Schmetterling (Moorestown, N.J./Colgate University)
Molly Bruggeman (Dayton, Ohio/University of Notre Dame)
Caryn Davies (Ithaca, N.Y./Harvard University)
Madeline Wanamaker (Neenah, Wis./University of Wisconsin)
Vicky Opitz (Middleton, Wis./University of Wisconsin)
Clark Dean (Sarasota, Fla./Harvard University)
Andrew Reed (Wayland, Mass./Harvard University)
Tom Dethlefs (Lawrenceville, N.J./Yale University) Tom Peszek (Farmington Hills, Mich./University of Michigan)
(c) Julian Venonsky (Malvern, Pa./University of California, Berkeley)
Austin Hack (Old Lyme, Conn./Stanford University)
Ben Davison (Inverness, Fla./University of Washington)
Mike DiSanto (Boston, Mass./Harvard University)
Alexander Richards (Watertown, Mass./Harvard University)
Nick Mead (Strafford, Pa./Princeton University)
Conor Harrity (Weston, Mass./Harvard University)
Patrick Eble (Fort Washington, Pa./Princeton University)
Alex Karwoski (Moultonborough, N.H./Cornell University)
(c) Katelin Guregian (Detroit, Mich./University of Washington)
Erin Reelick (Brookfield, Conn./Princeton University)
Gia Doonan (Rochester, Mass./University of Texas)
Emily Regan (Buffalo, N.Y./Michigan State University)
Olivia Coffey (Watkins Glen, N.Y./Harvard University)
Dana Moffat (Manlius, N.Y./University of California, Berkeley)
Meghan Musnicki (Naples, N.Y./Ithaca College)
Kristine O’Brien (Massapequa Park, N.Y./University of Virginia)
Felice Mueller (Cleveland, Ohio/University of Michigan)