US Olympic Trials 2016 Recap

HPG had 12 athletes representing Riverside at the 2016 USA Olympic Trials, competing for spots to go to Rio for the Olympic Games this August. While no stripes qualified for the right to represent Team USA at this regatta, held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, from April 21-24, RBC was well-represented; three boats made their respective A-Finals. A summary of lineups & results were as follows (full results can be found on

Women’s 2x

Molly Hamrick / Keziah Beall
Overall: 3rd Place

Hamrick and Beall on the award's dock following the final. Congratulations to Nicole Ritchie and Mary Jones of Vesper and our 2016 US Olympic Women's 2x, Meghan O'Leary and Ellen Tomek of NYAC/USTC-OKC, on a great race.[/caption]

Time Trial: 4th Place  |  Heat: 2nd Place  |  Rep: 1st Place  |  Final: 3rd Place

Claire Tolson / Mo McAuliffe

Time Trial: 6th Place | Heat: 3rd Place | Rep: 2nd Place

Elizabeth Sonshine / Kristi Wagner

Time Trial: 7th Place  |  Heat: 4th Place  |  Rep: Equipment Failure, DNF

Women’s Lightweight 2x

Hillary Saeger / Erin Roberts
Overall: 2nd Place

Time Trial: 2nd Place  |  Heat: 1st Place  |  Final: 2nd Place

Women’s 1x

Mary Foster

Time Trial: 8th Place  |  Heat: 3rd Place  |  Rep: 2nd Place

Men’s Lightweight 2x

Jake Georgeson / Peter Schmidt
Overall: 4th Place

Time Trial: 5th Place  |  Heat: 2nd Place  |  Rep: 1st Place  |  Final: 4th Place


Tobin McGee / Alex Twist (SRC)

Time Trial: 6th Place  |  Heat: 4th Place  |  Rep: 3rd Place