Sixteen Under 23 Crews Punch Tickets to Plovdiv

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — On a cool and blustery morning at Mercer Lake, 12 under 23 crews claimed their spots on the team that will represent the United States at the 2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In total, 16 crews were named to the team through this week’s trials.

In the first U23 final of the day, Kyle Mabry (Penn AC) won the men’s single sculls in a time of 7:18.65, with a 12-second lead over the rest of the field. Emily Kallfelz (Narragansett Boat Club) followed suit in the women’s single, also winning by a 12-second margin. She finished in a time of 7:59.5.

The closest final of the day went to the lightweight men’s single, with New York Athletic Club’s James Francis pulling ahead of Sam Melvin of SoCal Scullers to win by 1.27 seconds in a time of 7:18.22.

The full U.S. Under 23 National Team will be named by July 7. Remaining boats will be nominated out of the USRowing Men’s and Women’s Under 23 Selection Camps, including the men’s and women’s eights, women’s quadruple sculls, and men’s and women’s fours.

Crews Named to the Under 23 Team Today:

Men’s Single Sculls – Penn AC Rowing Association

  • Kyle Mabry (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Boston University)

Women’s Single Sculls – Narragansett Boat Club

Men’s Double Sculls – Craftsbury Sculling Center

  • Nick Montalvo (Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Wisconsin)
  • Daniel Perez (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Dartmouth College)

Women’s Double Sculls – Cambridge Boat Club / Y Quad Cities

  • Cicely Madden (Weston, Mass.; Brown University)
  • Elizabeth Sharis (Bettendorf, Iowa; Stanford University)

Men’s Pair – Newell Training Center Development Camp

  • Liam Corrigan (Old Lyme, Conn.; Harvard University)
  • Alexander Richards (Watertown, Mass.; Harvard University)

Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls – New York Athletic Club

  • James Francis (St. Louis, Mo.; Oklahoma City University)

Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls – Union Boat Club

  • Molly Pierce (Wayland, Mass.; University of Notre Dame)

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

  • Luke Sendelbach (Fishkill, N.Y.; Cornell University)
  • Tom Walker (Princeton, N.J.; University of Wisconsin)

Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls – SoCal Scullers

  • Daniel Madden (New Rochelle, N.Y.; Mercyhurst University)
  • Galen Bernick (Tempe, Ariz.; Mercyhurst University)

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls – Narragansett Boat Club

  • Brigid Kennedy (East Greenwich, R.I.; Harvard University)
  • Olivia Farrar (Pittsford, N.Y.; Harvard University)

Lightweight Men’s Quadruple Sculls – Crescent Boat Club

  • Casey Howshall (Philadelphia, Pa.; University of Pennsylvania)
  • Benjamin Weaver (Prospect Park, Pa.; University of Pennsylvania)
  • Stephen Ching (Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Temple University)
  • Nicholas Olimpo (Philadelphia, Pa.; Temple University)

Lightweight Women’s Quadruple Sculls – Union Boat Club

  • Janice Hagerman (Boxford, Mass.; Boston University)
  • Emma Hopkins (Stillwater, N.Y.; Princeton University)
  • Makayla Karr-Warner (Woodside, Calif.; Boston University)
  • Anna Cruse (New Glarus, Wisc.; University of Minnesota)

Boats Named to the Team Earlier in the Week:

Men’s Four with Coxswain – Seattle Area Rowing Center

Men’s Quadruple Sculls – California Rowing Club

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

Women’s Pair – Unaffiliated (USA)

  • Kendall Brewer (Austin, Texas; University of Michigan)
  • Brooke Pierson (Oak Harbor, Wash.; University of Washington)

Under 19 Racing

The under 19 women’s pair of Kate Burns and Kaitlin Knifton (USR Junior Women’s Selection Camp) became the first crew to qualify for the 2017 World Rowing Under 19 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. Burns and Knifton completed the course uncontested in 8:12.56 to earn their spot on the team. Burns competed in the women’s eight at the 2016 World Rowing Junior Championships.

Under 19 Women’s Pair – USRowing Junior Women’s Selection Camp

  • Kate Burns (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Kaitlin Knifton (Austin, Texas)

Racing will continue this afternoon with second finals for the Under 19 trials athletes. Events are being contested in a best two-out-of-three format. Winning crews this week qualify for the U.S. Under 19 National Team that will compete August in Trakai, Lithuania. The full team will be named by July 12.

Thursday afternoon’s finals will be live streamed on the USRowing Youtube page beginning at 6:45 p.m. EST.

View photos from this week’s racing at USRowing.Photos.

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