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United States Finishes Second at the 2013 E.ON Hanse Canal Cup
September 16, 2013
A team of United States men finished second in the final event of the 12th-annual E.ON Hanse Canal Cup Sunday in Rendsburg, Germany.
The Canal Cup is a three-part competition that took place September 13-15 and included a 500-meter ergometer competition, continued with Saturday’s 400-meter sprint race, and concluded Sunday with a 12.7-kilometer head race on the Kiel Canal.
The event featured teams from Germany, the U.S., Great Britain, and Poland.
The men’s eight crew of coxswain Stephen Young (Tampa, Fla.), Peter Graves (Cincinnati, Ohio), Willie Cowles (Farmington, Conn.), Matt Wheeler (Eugene, Ore.), Rob Munn (Redmond, Wash.), Chris Massey (Mills, Mass.), Matt Miller (Springfield, Va.), David Eick (Oakland, Calif.) and Ben Dann (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) won the ergometer event Friday night and was second in the sprints on Saturday.
Sunday, the U.S. finished second to Germany. The German crew crossed the line in a time of 36:34.31. The U.S. finished second in 36:58.13. Great Britain was third in 37:52.06 and Poland was fourth in 38:40.54.
Four of the athletes – Young, Wheeler, Munn and Dann – represented the United States at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea. Massey rowed at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in the quadruple sculls. Cowles and Miller won the double sculls event at 2013 National Selection Regatta #2.
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