First Three Crews Named to United States Under 23 National Team

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — Seattle Rowing Center coxswain Rielly Milne is hoping the third time’s the charm this year at World’s. After two sixth-place finishes at both the 2015 and 2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships, Milne will once again return to the international stage in the men’s four with coxswain, this time with his sights set on the podium.

Racing uncontested down the course, the lineup of University of Washington rowers, representing Seattle Area Rowing Club, had to rely on each other to find speed within the boat and stay motivated.

“You’ve just got to stay internal,” said Milne. “Everyone is mature, since this is an older boat, and we all knew what we wanted to do.”

The crew crossed the finish line in a time of 6:14.54, earning the honor of being one of the first boats named to the United States Under 23 National Team.

The winning crews of each Under 23 event during this week’s trials will earn the opportunity to race for the U.S. at the 2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships, July 19-23 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.  

Starting on Thursday, June 29, Under 19 crews will begin racing for a chance to attend the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships, August 6-9 in Trakai, Lithuania.

The three crews who were named to the U.S. Under 23 National Team today are:

Men’s Four with Coxswain – Seattle Area Rowing Center

  • Rielly Milne (Woodinville, Wash.; University of Washington)
  • Ben Davison (Inverness, Fla.; University of Washington)
  • Arne Landboe (Shoreline, Wash.; University of Washington)
  • Evan Olson (Bothell, Wash.; University of Washington)
  • Tennyson Federspiel (Bellevue, Wash.; University of Washington)

Men’s Quadruple Sculls – California Rowing Club

  • Ari Cohen (Wellesley, Mass.; University of Washington)
  • Sebastian Amberger (Towson, M.D.; University of Wisconsin)
  • Jacob Plihal (Vashon, Wash.; Northeastern University)
  • Doran Finley (Palo Alto, Calif.; Cornell University)

Lightweight Men’s Four – Princeton National Rowing Association/Mercer

  • Vincent LaMonte (West Babylon, N.Y.; College of the Holy Cross)
  • Kyle James (Princeton, N.J.; University of Wisconsin)
  • Austin Treubert (Freehold, N.J.; United States Naval Academy)
  • John Gleim (West Windsor, N.J.; Marietta College)

The men’s quad was the first final of the day; finishing with a time of 5:57.82. This will be the first U.S. National Team appearance for all four men in the boat. The crew is coached by California Rowing Center Head Coach, Bernhard Stomporowski.

The last final of the day was the lightweight men’s four of PNRA/Mercer who completed the course in a time of 6:01.08. Two members of the crew, Jack Gleim and Kyle James, raced together at the 2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in the lightweight men’s pair, placing sixth overall. Skip Kielt will return as the coach for this crew.

Results from Monday’s time trials and finals are posted at

Racing will continue Tuesday morning with heats in the U23 events, as well as the final for the U23 women’s pair.

Photos are available at USRowing.Photos

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