USRowing Announces 2011 Junior National Team Roster
July 15, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. – The 2011 Junior National Team roster has been set, USRowing announced on Thursday. Thirteen crews will represent the United States at the 2011 World Rowing Junior Championships scheduled for August 3-7 in Eton Dorney, Great Britain.
Junior world champions will be crowned in 13 events including the men’s single sculls, women’s single sculls, men’s double sculls, women’s double sculls, men’s quadruple sculls, women’s quadruple sculls, men’s pair, women’s pair, men’s four, women’s four, men’s four with coxswain, men’s eight and women’s eight.
At the 2010 World Rowing Junior Championships, the U.S. brought home a record four medals including gold in the men’s eight, silver in the women’s eight and women’s four, and bronze in the men’s single sculls.
Sixteen athletes return from the 2010 Junior National Team including six medalists. Zachary Hershberger won gold in the men’s eight and is the lone returning member of that crew. After winning silver in the women’s four, Chandler Lally, Jessica Eiffert and Lucy Grinalds return to try to improve on that performance with newcomer Mia Croonquist. Silver medalist Christine Devlin will cox an entire boat of newcomers in the women’s eight, while Rosemary Grinalds, a silver medalist with Devlin last year, will row the women’s pair. Other returning team members include Graham Anderson, Charles Campbell, Patrick Eble, Michael Evans, Sophie Heywood, Alex Johnson, Max Meyer-Bosse, Hannah Solis-Cohen, Eliza Spilsbury (injured, did not compete) and Elizabeth Youngling.
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2011 World Rowing Junior Championships Roster Name Date of Birth Hometown Club Men’s Single Sculls (M1x)
Ryan Allen 5/19/93 Ballston Spa, N.Y. Saratoga RA Women’s Single Sculls (W1x)
Sophie Heywood 6/13/93 Tempe, Ariz. Tempe Junior Crew Men’s Double Sculls (M2x)
Graham Anderson 7/16/93 Weston, Conn. Maritime Rowing Club
Charles Campbell 6/26/93 New Canaan, Conn. Maritime Rowing Club Women’s Double Sculls (W2x)
Hannah Solis-Cohen 7/1/93 New York, N.Y. Northfield Mt. Hermon
Maria Maydan 4/28/93 Ridgefield, Conn. GMS Rowing Center Men’s Quadruple Sculls (M4x)
Ben Delaney 10/14/94 Windermere, Fla. Orlando Area RS
Edward Benning 1/28/93 Weston, Mass. Northfield Mt. Hermon
Jonathan Young 3/22/93 St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis Rowing Club
Jonathon Rosow 12/17/93 Avon, Conn. New Canaan High School Women’s Quadruple Sculls (W4x)
Nancy Miles 5/16/93 Bainbridge Island, Wash. Seattle Rowing Center
Erin Reelick 12/13/93 North Brookfield, Conn. GMS Rowing Center
MacKenzi Sherman 4/12/94 Los Alamitos, Calif. Long Beach Junior Crew
Elizabeth Youngling 1/22/93 Westport, Conn. GMS Rowing Center Men’s Pair (M2-)
Austen Bolves 7/14/93 North Bend, Wash. Sammamish RA
Michael Evans 7/16/93 Portland, Ore. Rose City Rowing Club Women’s Pair (W2-)
Rosie Grinalds 11/12/94 Southport, Conn. Connecticut Boat Club
Corinne Bozzini 5/26/94 Lafayette, Calif. Oakland Strokes Men’s Four (M4-)
Alex Johnson 1/12/93 Seattle, Wash. Pocock Rowing Center
Patrick Konttinen 9/13/93 Tiburon, Calif. Marin Rowing Assoc.
Kaess Smit 7/28/93 St. Louis, Mo. The Haverford School
J. Greig Stein 12/3/93 Kentfield, Calif. Marin Rowing Assoc. Women’s Four (W4-)
Chandler Lally 7/26/93 Bryn Mawr, Pa. Radnor Girls Crew Club
Jessica Eiffert 8/6/93 Honeoye Falls, N.Y. Pittsford Crew
Mia Croonquist 8/16/96 Vashon, Wash. Vashon Island Juniors
Lucy Grinalds 3/14/93 Southport, Conn. Connecticut Boat Club Men’s Four with Coxswain (M4+)
Sean Dougherty 6/2/93 El Dorado Hills, Calif. Capital Crew
Samuel Helms 1/28/94 Snohomish, Wash. Everett Rowing Assoc.
Stuart Maeder 10/7/93 Washington, D.C. Woodrow Wilson HS
Matthew Milner 4/6/93
San Francisco, Calif. Pacific Rowing Club
Jordan Vanderstoep 9/1/93 Santa Cruz, Calif. Los Gatos Rowing Club Men’s Eight (M8+)
Max Blumenthal 5/1/93 Oklahoma City, Okla. OKC Riversport
Patrick Eble 6/9/94 Fort Washington, Pa. LaSalle College HS
Zachary Hershberger 3/5/93 Los Gatos, Calif. Los Gatos Rowing Club
Harry Holroyd 2/4/93 Piedmont, Calif. Bethesda Chevy Chase HS
Hunter Leeming 7/4/93 Sarasota, Fla. Sarasota Crew
Max Meyer-Bosse 7/8/93 Westport, Conn. Saugatuck Rowing Club
Alex Perkins 4/23/93 Westport, Conn. Kent School
Stephen Podwojski 1/21/93 Cincinnati, Ohio Saint Andrew RC
Gregory Schneiter 5/8/1993 Latham, N.Y. Shaker Rowing Assoc. Women’s Eight (W8+)
Christine Devlin 6/12/93 Harvard, Mass. Phillips Exeter Academy
Abbie Young 10/17/93 Centerville, Mass. Phillips Exeter Academy
Katie Toothman 12/8/93 Waynesburg, Pa. St. Andrew’s School
Maddie Wolf 8/17/93 Mill Valley, Calif. Marin Rowing Assoc.
Charlotte Passot 11/8/93 Mill Valley, Calif. Marin Rowing Assoc.
Caitlin Byrnes 9/28/93 Ross, Calif. Marin Rowing Assoc.
Deirdre Fitzpatrick 9/8/94 Cheshire, Conn. Connecticut Boat Club
Georgia Ratcliff 12/17/94 Vienna, Va. James Madison HS
Logan Harris 6/15/93 Stinson Beach, Calif. Marin Rowing Assoc. Alternates
Kendall Chase 8/25/94 Evergreen, Colo. Mile High Rowing Club
Jason Elefant 6/28/93 Hamilton, N.J. The Hun School
Craig Slater 7/27/93 Tinton Falls, N.J. Navesink River Rowing
Eliza Spilsbury 3/3/95 Centerville, Mass. Kent School Coaching Staff and Team Support Name Affiliation Position
Hal Abbott Peddie School Assistant Coach, Sweep
Sandy Armstrong Marin Rowing Association Coach, W8+
Guenter Beutter GMS Rowing Center Coach, W1x, W2x, W4x
Eric Catalano Saratoga Rowing Association Coach, M1x
Nick Haley Rose City Rowing Club Team Manager
Eric Houston Kent School Coach, M4+
Steve Hargis USRowing Coach, M2-
Tom Keller Hobart College Boatman
Richard Klein GMS Rowing Center Coach, M4x
Boris Kusturic Harvard University Coach, M4-
Kevin MacDermott Trinity College Coach, M8+
Katherine Maloney Williams College Coach, W2-
Matt Naifeh Episcopal School of Dallas Assistant Coach, Sculling
Volodymyr Opaluyk Maritime Rowing Club Coach, M2x
Lizabeth Trond Connecticut Boat Club Coach, W4-
Yan Vengerovskiy Maritime Rowing Club Coach, M2x
Dr. Ted Walkley Team Physician