Racing Underway at 2012 Under 23 World Championship Trials
June 26, 2012
PRINCETON, N.J. – The 2012 Under 23 World Championship Trials got underway today at the Finn M.W. Caspersen Rowing Center in West Windsor, N.J. Time trials were held on Mercer Lake for the men’s double sculls, women’s double sculls, men’s single sculls, women’s single sculls, men’s pair, and lightweight men’s single sculls.
The trials were used to determine the lanes for tomorrow’s finals, as the four fastest competitors progressed.
In the men’s double sculls time trial, Andrew Ramsey and Ryan Allen of Philadelphia Sculling had the best time. They finished the course in 6:12.028. Maritime Rowing Club’s John Madura and Matthew Schanck, Washington Street Sculling Camp's Pat Donohue and Austin Velte, and Maritime Rowing Club’s Michael Donohoue and Chris Massey also progressed to the final.
Austin Hack and Dariush Aghai from the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University finished in 6:15.083 to set the fastest time for the men’s pair. Rowers from West Side Rowing Club, Craftsbury Sculling Center and USRowing Development Camp-Northeastern also progressed to Wednesday morning’s final.
In the women’s double sculls, the unaffiliated crew of Carli Goldberg and Cara Linnenkohl had the quickest boat. The crew finished with a time of 6:50.322, a 6.804-second margin over the next fastest crew. The USRowing Development-Camp Wisconsin Women, Craftsbury Sculling Center and Riverside Boat Club progressed to the final.
Matthew Lenert of Atlanta Rowing Club finished in 7:03.302 to clock the fastest time in the men’s single sculls. Rowing on behalf of Nereid Boat Club, Christopher Buesser rowed the course in 7:04.617. The third best time was the 7:08.553 posted by Three Rivers Rowing Association’s Patrick Delbarba. Scott Delvecchio finished in a 7:18.050 to round out the four single scullers advancing to the final.
Two Craftsbury Sculling Center competitors will progress to the final of the women’s single sculls. Craftsbury’s Madison Lips had the fastest time in the trials, clocking a 7:34.138. Nancy Miles of Seattle Rowing Center, Erin Roche of Crafstbury and Penn Athletic Club’s Annie Couwenhoven all advanced into the finals.
In the men’s lightweight single sculls, Undine Barge Club’s Oliver Ingram completed his time trial in a 6:55.261. Steel City Rowing’s Matthew Maddamma, University of Virginia’s Jonathan Furlong and Tampa Training Center’s Stephen Long will join him in the final.
Racing resumes at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow and a full schedule of the finals can be found at http://www.usrowing.org/NationalTeams/Under23NationalTeam/U23NTSelectionEvents/2012U23Trials/2012U23TrialsResultsCopy.aspx.
Finals racing can be seen on live stream broadcasting by visiting http://www.ustream.tv/usrowing
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Monica Worsley, USRowing Communications Intern