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USRowing Announces 2012 Under 23 National Team Roster

July 05, 2012

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 2012 Under 23 National Team roster has been set, USRowing announced on Thursday. Twenty-one crews will represent the United States at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 11-15 in Trakai, Lithuania.

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.

Twenty-three athletes return from the 2011 Under 23 National Team including six medalists. Last year, the United States won four medals and set two under 23 world best times in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The U.S. won gold in the women’s pair and men’s eight and bronze in the women’s eight and lightweight men’s single sculls.

Racing begins on Wednesday, July 11, with heats. Finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15.

2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships Roster

Name    Birthdate    Ht.    Wt.    Hometown    Affiliation
Men’s Single Sculls (M1x)
Chris Buesser    2/23/91    6’2”    185    Ridgewood, N.J.    Nereid Boat Club

Women’s Single Sculls (W1x)
Maddie Lips    3/5/92    5’9”    155    Parker, Colo.    Yale U./Craftsbury Small Boat TC

Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls (LM1x)
Jonathan Furlong    1/4/91    6’1”    160    Pittstown, N.J.    Virginia Rowing Assoc.

Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls (LW1x)
Alex Morss    5/3/91    5’6”    128    Concord, Mass.    Princeton University

Men’s Double Sculls (M2x)
John Madura (s)    3/20/90    6’3”    205    West Milford, N.J.    WPI/Highlands RC/QRA
Matt Schanck (b)    8/31/90    6’5”    215    Brownstown, Mich.    Northeastern U./Wyandotte BC

Women’s Double Sculls (W2x)
Carli Goldberg (s)    3/29/92    5’8”    165    Sarasota, Fla.    Sarasota Crew
Cara Linnenkohl (b)    1/30/90    5’8”    155    Redmond, Wash.    Sarasota Crew

Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls (LM2x)
Nick Trojan (s)    1/18/91    5’10”    159    Los Alamitos, Calif.    Long Beach Junior/Lake Samish
Austin Meyer (b)    6/23/90    5’11”    153    Cohoes, N.Y.    Harvard University

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls (LW2x)
Kayla McNeill (s)    3/4/91    5’7”    125    Montclair, N.J.    Vesper Boat Club
Solveig Imsdahl (b)    5/23/90    5’11”    126    Scheelholz, Germany    Vesper Boat Club

Men’s Quadruple Sculls (M4x)
Mike Donohue (s)    9/14/90    6’4”    180    Malvern, Pa.    Columbia University
Chris Massey (3)    10/17/90    6’4”    188    Wellesley, Mass.    Cornell University
Benjamin Dann (2)    11/26/90    5’10”    185    Pound Ridge, N.Y.    Brown University
Carter Aronson (b)    1/21/91    6'4"  195        Rye, N.Y.    Brown University

Women’s Quadruple Sculls (W4x)

Britta Syverson (s)    7/18/91    6’0”    167    Minneapolis, Minn.    UCLA
Agatha Nowinski (3)    2/6/92    5’11”    157    Sacramento, Calif.    University of California
Martie Kuzzy (2)    6/13/90    6’0”    161    Minneapolis, Minn.    University of Virginia
Samantha Warren (b)    5/1/91    5’11”    155    Davis, Calif.    Columbia University

Lightweight Men’s Quadruple Sculls (LM4x)
Roger Stone (s)    4/22/92    6’1”    155    New Canaan, Conn.    Malta Boat Club
John O’Mara (3)    5/1/91    5’11”    155    Philadelphia, Pa.    Malta Boat Club
Dylan Gould (2)    7/12/91    6’2”    155    Riverhead, N.Y.    Malta Boat Club
John Redos (b)    8/15/90    5’11”    159    Mount Bethel, Pa.    Malta Boat Club

Lightweight Women’s Quadruple Sculls (LW4x)
Samantha Brecht (s)    12/20/91    5’5”    125    Flourtown, Pa.    GMS Rowing Center
Sarah Giancola (3)    8/15/90    5’5”    126    Buffalo, N.Y.    GMS Rowing Center
Carolina Paini (2)    12/15/91    5’10”    128    Newport Beach, Calif.    GMS Rowing Center
Cornelia Willis (b)    10/23/90    5’8”    130    Buffalo, N.Y.    GMS Rowing Center

Men’s Pair (M2-)
Austin Hack (s)    5/17/92    6’8”    210    Old Lyme, Conn.    Stanford University
Dariush Aghai (b)    5/15/90    6’2”    175    Skokie, Ill.    University of Wisconsin

Women’s Pair (W2-)
Anna Kaminski (s)    10/24/90    6’0”    189    Seattle, Wash.    George Washington Univ.
Rosie Popa (b)    12/30/91    6’0”    160    Melbourne, Australia    University of California    

Lightweight Men’s Pair (LM2-)
Chandler Mahaney (s)    8/8/90    6’2”    165    Greenwich, Conn.    Potomac Boat Club
Jack Devlin (b)    2/9/91    6’0”    160    Arlington, Va.    Potomac Boat Club

Men’s Four (M4-)
Justin Jones (s)    6/19/92    6’0”    182    Bellmawr, N.J.    Northeastern University
Will Gillis (3)    10/7/91    6’3”    195    Seattle, Wash.    Princeton University
Alex Karwoski (2)    9/16/90    6’4”    190    Hollis, N.H.    Cornell University
Ted Baumgardner (b)    5/6/91    6’4”    190    Longport, N.J.    U.S. Naval Academy

Women’s Four (W4-)
Cathy McDermott (s)    4/9/90    5’11”    165    Cazenovia, N.Y.    Yale University
Liz England (3)    2/12/90    6’3”    185    Richlands, Va.    Washington State Univ.
Daphne Martschenko (2)    11/6/92    5’10”    168    Fairfax, Va.    Stanford University
Molly Bruggeman (b)    6/19/92    5’11”    175    Dayton, Ohio    University of Notre Dame

Lightweight Men’s Four (LM4-)
Daniel Kirrane (s)    2/7/90    6’2”    155    Rockville Centre, N.Y.    Columbia University
Andy Weiland (3)    10/23/90    5’11”    165    Upper Arlington, Ohio    University of Wisconsin
Tyler Nase (2)    8/30/90    6’0”    155    Phoenixville, Pa.    Princeton U./Malta BC
Philip Oertle (b)    12/9/90    6’1”    165    Zurich, Switzerland    Club Zurich

Men’s Four with Coxswain (M4+)
Seamus Labrum (c)    4/23/91    5’7”    125    Cape May Court House, N.J.    University of Washington
Max Mannisto (s)    6/19/91    6’4”    200    Belmont, Calif.    University of Washington
Patrick Marre (3)    10/30/90    6’4”    195    Portland, Ore.    University of Washington
Alex Kornick (2)    8/4/90    6’1”    185    Akron, Ohio    U.S. Naval Academy
Garrett Rinden (b)    2/13/91    6’3”    190    Costa Mesa, Calif.    University of Washington

Men’s Eight (M8+)
Sam Ojserkis (c)    3/24/90    5’8”    125    Linwood, N.J.    University of Washington
Ian Silveira (s)    11/6/90    6’3”    190    West Bloomfield, Mich.    Princeton University
Tom Dethlefs (7)    5/6/90    6’6”    200    Lawrenceville, N.J.    Yale University
Alex Bunkers (6)    4/17/91    6’3”    195    Maitland, Fla.    University of Washington
Ryan Schroeder (5)    3/13/91    6’4”    200    Thousand Oaks, Calif.    University of Washington
Ambrose Puttmann (4)    3/9/90    6’4”    203    Cincinnati, Ohio    University of Washington
Gardner Yost (3)    5/8/90    6’4”    185    Chicago, Ill.    Cornell University
Rob Munn (2)    7/26/90    6’4”    214    Redmond, Wash.    University of Washington
Jim Voter (b)    3/3/90    6’4”    190    Ithaca, N.Y.    Cornell University

Women’s Eight (W8+)
Kendall Schmidt (c)    8/6/91    5’4”    110    Greenfield, Wis.    University of Wisconsin
Kristine O’Brien (s)    10/3/91    6’0”    157    Massapequa Park, N.Y.    University of Virginia
Madison Culp (7)    7/5/91    5’11”    169    Seattle, Wash.    University of Washington
Heidi Robbins (6)    7/3/91    6’2”    178    Hanover, N.H.    Princeton University
Chrissy Holm (5)    6/27/91    5’11”    180    North Oaks, Minn.    University of Michigan
Gabbie Cole (4)    12/27/90    5’10”    160    Oak Park, Ill.    Princeton University
Taylor Goetzinger (3)    5/31/90    6’0”    189    Mt. Pleasant, Mich.    Cornell University
Amanda Elmore (2)    3/13/91    5’11”    166    West Lafayette, Ind.    Purdue University
Emily Walsh (b)    7/17/90    5’10”    160    Pittsburgh, Pa.    The Ohio State University

Support Staff
Name    Affiliation(s)    Position
Dan Allen        Team Manager
Shawn Bagnell    Syracuse University    Coach, W4-, W2-
Victoria Burke    GMS Rowing    Coach, LW4x
Michael Callahan    University of Washington    Coach, M4+
Sean Clarke    Marist College    Coach, LW2x
Reilly Dampeer    Potomac Boat Club    Coach, LM2-
Aman Dhawan    University Orthopaedic Associates    Team Physician
Yaz Farooq    Stanford University    Coach, W8+
Colin Farrell    Yale University    Coach, LM4-
Adam Furlong    Holy Cross/Penn A.C.     Coach, LM1x
Casey Galvanek    Sarasota Crew    Coach, W2x
John Hayburn    University of Pennsylvania    Coach, LM4x
Brett Johnson    USRowing    Press Officer
Alan Kush    University of Virginia    Coach, M1x
Lucas McGee    University of Washington    Coach, M8+
Linda Muri    Harvard University    Coach, LM2x
Volodymyr Opalnyk    Maritime Rowing Club    Coach, M2x
Jason Read    Temple University    Coach, LW1x, M2-
Dave Reischman    Syracuse University    Coach, W4x
Lisa Schlenker    Craftsbury Small Boat TC    Coach, W1x
Matt Smith    Cornell University    Coach, M4-
Yan Vengerovskiy    Maritime Rowing Club    Coach, M4x

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 and The Perfect SNAQUE. 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.

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