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USRowing Announces Olympic Men’s Four Lineup

June 04, 2012

PRINCETON, N.J. – USRowing is pleased to announce the men’s four that will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in Eton Dorney, Great Britain, pending final approval from the United States Olympic Committee.

The lineup includes Scott Gault (Piedmont, Calif.), Charlie Cole (New Canaan, Conn.), Henrik Rummel (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Glenn Ochal (Philadelphia, Pa.).

Gault, a returning 2008 Olympian, finished fifth in men’s quadruple sculls in Beijing. He and Cole were members of the men’s four that qualified the boat for London with its fourth-place finish at the 2011 World Rowing Championships. Rummel competed in the men’s eight and Ochal in the men’s quadruple sculls at last year’s world championships.

"We have been training in this combination for a little while, but to be named to the Olympic team is a huge honor and one we are very excited about,” said Cole, a nine-time national team member and Yale University alum.

Selection for the men’s four was determined based on lineup evaluations, national selection regatta results and training camp performance in Chula Vista, Calif., under U.S. men’s coach Tim McLaren.

In total, twelve crews will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games. Three boat classes – the men’s single sculls, men’s pair and women’s pair – will be contested June 11-14 at the 2012 Olympic Trials – Rowing in West Windsor, N.J. The remaining three crews – the women’s eight and men’s and women’s quadruple sculls – will be named on June 22.

Currently, the following athletes have been named to the 2012 Olympic Rowing Team:

Women’s Single Sculls
Gevvie Stone

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls
Julie Nichols
Kristin Hedstrom

Women’s Double Sculls

Margot Shumway
Sarah Trowbridge

Lightweight Men’s Four
Robin Prendes
Nick LaCava
Will Newell
Anthony Fahden

Men’s Four
Scott Gault
Charlie Cole
Henrik Rummel
Glenn Ochal

Men’s Eight
Zach Vlahos
Grant James
David Banks
Steve Kasprzyk
Jake Cornelius
Brett Newlin
Ross James
Will Miller
Giuseppe Lanzone

For more information about important USRowing dates, the 2012 Olympic Games selection process and Olympic hopeful athlete bios, visit www.usrowing.org.

About USRowing
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing’s official suppliers include Boathouse Sports, Vespoli, WinTech, Filippi, Croker Oars, Rudy Project, Concept2, Nielsen Kellerman, PowerHTV and Ludus Tours. USRowing also receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners ANXeBusiness Corp, Voxer, EZ Dock, EMCVenues, The Perfect SNAQUE and INDi. For more information, visit www.usrowing.org. USRowing has created The Row to London to engage sponsors leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games, with proceeds going to help ensure the U.S. team’s success. Opportunities also exist to partner with America Rows – supporting diversity initiatives and adaptive programs. For more information, please contact Beth Kohl at beth@usrowing.org.

Allison Frederick

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