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USRowing Announces Under 23 World Championships Roster

July 14, 2011

PRINCETON, N.J. - The 2011 Under 23 National Team roster has been set, USRowing announced on Thursday. Twenty-one crews will represent the United States at the 2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships scheduled for July 21-24 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam's famous Bosbaan regatta venue will also host the 2014 World Rowing Championships in August 2014.

Under 23 world champions will be crowned in 21 events including the men’s single sculls, women’s single sculls, lightweight men’s single sculls, lightweight women’s single sculls, men’s double sculls, women’s double sculls, lightweight men’s double sculls, lightweight women’s double sculls, men’s quadruple sculls, women’s quadruple sculls, lightweight men’s quadruple sculls, lightweight women’s quadruple sculls, men’s pair, women’s pair, lightweight men’s pair, men’s four, women’s four, lightweight men’s four, men’s four with coxswain, men’s eight and women’s eight.

Highlights of last year's regatta included an under 23 world best time in the women's pair, set by Ashley Kroll and Felice Mueller. Mueller returns this year with Grace Luczak, a member of the 2010 under 23 world champion women's eight.

Fourteen athletes return from the 2010 Under 23 National Team including eight medalists. The U.S. won gold medals in the women’s eight, women’s four and women’s pair to highlight racing at the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Brest, Belarus. The men’s eight won silver, and the lightweight men’s four, women’s single sculls and the women’s double sculls all took home bronze medals. The seven medals set a record for the United States performance.

Racing begins on Thursday, July 21, with heats. Finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24.

2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships Roster (updated 7/20)

Name    Birthdate    Ht.    Wt.    Hometown    Affiliation

Men’s Single Sculls (M1x)
Benjamin Dann    11/26/1990    5’10”     185    Pound Ridge, N.Y.    Craftsbury Small Boat TC

Women’s Single Sculls (W1x)
Alycia Da’loia-Moore    11/12/1992    5’5”    153    Bronx, N.Y.    Craftsbury Small Boat TC

Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls (LM1x)
Andrew Campbell    2/2/1992    5’11”    158    New Canaan, Conn.    Cambridge Boat Club

Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls (LW1x)
Emily Boucher    11/8/1989    5’4”    130    Falls Church, Va.    Durham Boat Club

Men’s Double Sculls (M2x)
Henry Moore (s)    1/31/1989     6’5”    205    Jaffrey, N.H.    Craftsbury Small Boat TC
Leonard Futterman (b)    7/2/1991    6’3”    185    New York, N.Y.    Craftsbury Small Boat TC

Women’s Double Sculls (W2x)
Nicole Bielawski (s)    12/24/1991    6’0”    180    Westbury, N.Y.    Princeton University
Britta Syverson (b)    7/18/1991    6’0”    170    Minneapolis, Minn.    UCLA    

Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls (LM2x)
Dylan Gould (s)    7/121991    5’11”    158    Riverhead, N.Y.    Craftsbury Small Boat TC
Edward O’Neill (b)    12/13/1991    6’1”    155    Riverhead, N.Y.    Craftsbury Small Boat TC

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls (LW2x)
Elizabeth Bates (s)    7/7/1989    5’2”    125    Perrysburg, Ohio    Vesper Boat Club
Sarah Keller (b)    3/27/1989    5’6”    125    West Chester, Pa.    Vesper Boat Club

Men’s Quadruple Sculls (M4x)
Ian Silveira (s)    6/11/1990    6’3”    187    West Bloomfield, Mich.    Princeton University
Andrew Gallagher (3)    5/25/1989    6’6”    200    Phoenix, Ariz.    University of Wisconsin
Christopher Massey (2)    10/17/1990    6’4”    188    Wellesley, Mass.    Cornell University
Michael Donohue (b)    9/14/1990    6’2”    182    Malvern, Pa.    Columbia University

Women’s Quadruple Sculls (W4x)
Kristine O’Brien (s)    10/3/1991    6’0”    155    Massapequa Park, N.Y.    University of Virginia
Rosemary Popa (3)    12/30/1991    5’11”    155    Melbourne, Australia    University of California
Emily Theys (2)    3/9/1991    6’1”    170    Stoughton, Wis.    Duke University
Alexandra Japhet (b)    12/13/1989    5’10”    155    Edmonds, Wash.    Duke University

Lightweight Men’s Quadruple Sculls (LM4x)
Matthew O’Leary (s)        9/19/1990    5’11”    155    Westwood, Mass.    Cambridge Boat Club
Erich Schultze (3)        7/23/1991    6’3”    158    Foxboro, Mass.    Cambridge Boat Club
Michael Wales (2)        7/18/1991    6’1”    150    Seattle, Wash.    Cambridge Boat Club
Alexander Newell (b)    7/27/1991    6’3”    155    Weston, Mass.    Cambridge Boat Club

Lightweight Women’s Quadruple Sculls (LW4x)
Elizabeth Robinson (s)    4/12/1989    5’6”    125    Seattle, Wash.    GMS Rowing Center
Solveig Imsdahl (3)    5/23/1990    5’11”    128    Scheelholz, Germany    GMS Rowing Center
Kathryn Schiro (2)    7/16/1989    5’7”    127    Huntsville, Ala.    GMS Rowing Center
Jane Imfield (b)    1/25/1989    5’5”    122    Nyon, Switzerland    GMS Rowing Center

Men’s Pair (M2-)
Samuel Hoidal (s)    4/6/1991    6’4”    185    Evergreen, Colo.    University of Wisconsin
Christopher Stiles (b)    8/19/1989    6’1”    177    Lake Mills, Wis.    Mendota Rowing Club

Women’s Pair (W2-)
Grace Luczak (s)    5/24/1989    6’3”    165    Ann Arbor, Mich.    Stanford University
Felice Mueller (b)    10/15/1989    6’1”    155    Cleveland, Ohio    University of Michigan

Lightweight Men’s Pair (LM2-)
Philip Gisdela (s)    5/23/1990    6’2”    155    Great Falls, Va.    Riverside Boat Club
Philip Henson (b)    4/14/1989    6’3”    160    Somerset, N.J.    Riverside Boat Club

Men’s Four (M4-)
Michael DiSanto (s)    12/10/1989    6’1”    200    Boston, Mass.    Harvard University BC
Ambrose Puttmann (3)    3/9/1990    6’4”    200    Cincinnati, Ohio    University of Washington
James Voter (2)    3/3/1990    6’4”    190    Dresher, Pa.    Cornell University
William Race (b)    1/12/1990    6’3”    195    Unity, N.H.    U.S. Naval Academy

Women’s Four (W4-)
Kerry Simmonds (s)    4/3/1989    6’0”    185    San Diego, Calif.    University of Washington
Martha Kuzzy (3)    7/13/1990    6’0”    168    Minneapolis, Minn.    University of Virginia
Gabrielle Cole (2)    12/27/1990    6’0”    155    Princeton, N.J.    Princeton University
Catherine McDermott (b)    4/9/1990    5’11”    155    Cazenovia, N.Y.    Yale University

Lightweight Men’s Four (LM4-)
Steven Cutler (s)    9/27/1989    5’11”    154    Lutz, Fla.    Princeton University
Tyler Nase (3)    8/30/1990    6’0”    160    Phoenixville, Pa.    Princeton University
Gregory Flood (2)    5/19/1989    6’0”    155    Tulsa, Okla.    University of Notre Dame
Raymond DeVirgilis (b)    3/17/1989    6’1”    155    Glassboro, N.J.    Cornell University

Men’s Four with Coxswain (M4+)
Seamus Labrum (c)    4/23/1991    5’7”    125    Cape May Court House, N.J.    University of Washington
Jay Thompson (s)    1/2/1990    6’5”    190    Boulder, Colo.    University of Washington
Niles Garratt (3)    3/4/1989    6’4”    205    Lake Forest Park, Wash.    University of Washington
Patrick Marre (2)    10/30/1990    6’4”    195    Portland, Ore.    University of Washington
Austin Brooks (b)    11/16/1990    6’0”    175    Costa Mesa, Calif.    University of Washington

Men’s Eight (M8+)
Anthony Altimari (c)    6/12/1989    5’8”    115    Huntington, N.Y.    University of Wisconsin
Michael Gennaro (s)    3/11/1989    6’3”    196    Havertown, Pa.    Syracuse University
Dariush Aghai  (7)    5/15/1990    6’2”    170    Skokie, Ill.    Mendota RC
Thomas Dethlefs (6)    5/6/1990    6’6”    200    Lawrenceville, N.J.    Yale University
Robert Otto (5)    3/1/1989    6’7”    195    Seattle, Wash.    Varsity Boat Club
Austin Hack (4)    5/17/1992    6’8”    212    Old Lyme, Conn.    Stanford University
Robert Munn (3)    7/26/1990    6’4”    205    Redmond, Wash.    University of Washington
Christopher Yeager (2)    10/24/1989    6’6”    200    Berkeley, Calif.    University of California
Alexander Bunkers (b)    4/17/1991    6’4”    185    Maitland, Fla.    University of Washington

Women’s Eight (W8+)
Leigh Carrol (c)    2/17/1990    5’0”    104    Sherborn, Mass.    Brown University
Olivia Coffey (s)    1/29/1989    6’2”    170    Watkins Glen, N.Y.    Radcliffe Crew
Grace Luczak (7)    5/24/1989    6’3”    165    Ann Arbor, Mich.    Stanford University
Heidi Robbins (6)    7/3/1991    6’2”    177    Hanover, N.H.    Princeton University
Maureen McAuliffe (5)    12/26/1989    6’1”    168    Herndon, Va.    George Mason University
Jenifer Forbes (4)    1/13/1989    6’3”    177    Baltimore, Md.    Northeastern University
Kelly Pierce (3)    7/20/1989    5’11”    168    Oakton, Va.    Princeton University
Felice Mueller (2)    10/15/1989    6’1”    155    Cleveland, Ohio    University of Michigan Erika Roddy (b)    6/25/1990    5’8”    155    San Francisco, Calif.    Stanford University

Support Staff
Name    Position/Boat

Josh Adam    Coach, women’s double sculls, women’s quadruple sculls
Luke Agnini    Coach, men’s four
Michael Callahan    Coach, men’s four with coxswain
Eric Carson    Team Physician
J. Sloan DuRoss    Coach, men’s quadruple sculls
Colin Farrell    Coach, lightweight men’s four, men’s pair
Allison Frederick    Press Officer
Robert Gillette    Coach, lightweight men’s pair
Larry Gluckman    Coach, women’s single sculls, men’s single sculls, lightweight men’s double sculls, men’s double sculls
Margaux Jackson    Team Manager
Anne Kakela    Coach, women’s eight, women’s four, women’s pair
Linda Muri    Coach, lightweight men’s quadruple sculls, lightweight men’s single sculls
Peter Orlando    Coach, lightweight women’s quadruple sculls
Michael Teti    Coach, men’s eight
Scott Wisniewski    Coach, lightweight women’s double sculls
Christian Zangenberg    Coach, lightweight women’s single sculls

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Allison Frederick

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