This Monday, July 18th, 9 Riverside High Performance Group (HPG) athletes will be competing at the USRowing U23, Senior and Junior World Championship Trials at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey, in an attempt to secure a seat on the National Team and represent the USA at the 2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The world championships will be held from August 21-28 and all three age categories (junior, under-23, and senior non-Olympic) will be competing at the same time.
Riverside will be attempting to qualify boats on both the U23 and Senior National Team. On the U23 side, Emma Betuel will be racing in the Women’s Lightweight Single (LW1x) and the Women’s Lightweight Quad (LW4x). Sam Hausmann and Taylor Beach will be racing in the Lightweight Men’s Double (LM2x). On the Senior side, Ashley Amos will be racing in the Lightweight Women’s Quad (LW4x) as part of a composite crew training out of Potomac Boat Club. Joe Hanna will be racing in the Lightweight Men’s Single (LM1x) and Jake Georgeson, Peter Schmidt, Chris Rogers, and Tobin McGee will be racing in the Lightweight Men’s Quad (LM4x).
The Senior World Rowing Championships being held are for the non-Olympic boat classes (LM/W1x, LM/W4x, W4-). Riverside already has a number of alumni qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games, being held in Rio at the beginning of August.
Racing begins Monday at 5pm with the time trial. Results can be found on the USRowing website.
By: Peter Schmidt