USRowing Announces 2017 Under 19 National Team

PRINCETON, N.J. — USRowing is pleased to announce the 53-person roster of the 2017 Under 19 National Team that will compete at the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships, August 2-6 in Trakai, Lithuania.

The five-day competition will feature U.S. crews in 13 events. Events include the men’s and women’s single sculls, men’s and women’s double sculls, men’s and women’s quadruple sculls, men’s and women’s pair, men’s and women’s four, men’s four with coxswain, and men’s and women’s eight.

Trakai will see 17 athletes return from the 2016 Under 19 National Team, including Clark Dean, Kate Burns, Jenna Hardman, Kaitlyn Kynast, Rose Carr, Kelsey McGinley, Caroline Sharis, Liam Galloway, Jenna Van De Grift, Sydney Edwards, Harrison Burke, Christian Tabash, Kenneth Coplan, Gordon Holterman and Nikita Lilichenko, with 2016 Under 19 spares Evan Krum and Katryna Niva returning as well. Additionally, Claire Campbell raced at the 2014 World Rowing Junior Championships in the double sculls.

The U.S. won six medals at the 2016 World Rowing Junior Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Strong performances in the women’s pair, women’s double sculls, women’s four, men’s four with coxswain, men’s quadruple sculls and the men’s eight all lead to positions on the medal stands.

The U.S. roster includes athletes from 18 states and two countries – the United States and England. California claims 11 of the 54 athletes making up the U19 roster. Sarasota Crew from Sarasota, Fla. and Oakland Strokes from Oakland, Cali. are both represented by four athletes. Clark Dean of Sarasota Crew will be doubling up in the single and the four with coxswain, giving them a presence in five events.

Complete press coverage, athlete bios and links to event information can be found at and Follow along with the U.S. Under 19 National Team as they prepare for the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships by using the hashtag #TrekToTrakai.

2017 U.S. Under 19 National Team Roster

* Indicates previous U.S. Under 19 National Team experience

Women’s Single Sculls

  • Claire Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) – Maritime Rowing Club *

Men’s Single Sculls

  • Clark Dean (Sarasota, Fla.) – Sarasota Crew *

Women’s Pair

  • Kate Burns (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – Skyline Crew *
  • Kaitlin Knifton (Austin, Texas) – Texas Rowing Center

Men’s Pair

  • Daniel Stoddard (West Windsor, N.J.) – Princeton National Rowing Association / Mercer
  • Andrew Hickey (Yardley, Pa.) – Princeton National Rowing Association / Mercer

Women’s Double Sculls

  • Jenna Hardman (Seattle, Wash.) – Seattle Rowing Center *
  • Sarah Brunsberg (London, England) – The American School in London

Men’s Double Sculls

  • Gregory Cain (Denver, Colo.) – Mile High Rowing Club
  • Thomas Satterthwaite (Providence, R.I.) – Narragansett Boat Club

Women’s Four

  • Kaitlyn Kynast (Ridgefield, Conn.) – Connecticut Boat Club *
  • Rose Carr (Newark, Del.) – South Jersey Rowing Club *
  • Riley Lynch (Vashon, Wash.) – Vashon Island Rowing
  • Kelsey McGinley (Westport, Conn.) – Saugatuck Rowing Club *

Men’s Four

  • Harrison Schofield (Sarasota, Fla.) – Sarasota Crew
  • David Slear (Dallas, Texas) – Dallas United Crew
  • Leif Carlson (Larkspur, Calif.)  – Marin Rowing Association
  • Evan Krum (Orange, Calif.) – Newport Aquatic Center *

Women’s Quadruple Sculls

  • Anna Matthes (Cambridge, Mass.) – Cambridge Boat Club
  • Caroline Sharis (Bettendorf, Iowa) – Y Quad Cities *
  • Taylor English (Illinois) – Y Quad Cities
  • Kate Miles (Oakland, Calif.) – Oakland Strokes

Men’s Quadruple Sculls

  • Emory Sammons (Fort Plain, N.Y.) – Saratoga Rowing Association
  • James Wright (Philadelphia, Pa.) – Germantown Friends School Rowing
  • Liam Galloway (Ridgefield, Conn.) – New Canaan High School Crew *
  • Augustine Rodriguez (Rye, N.Y.) – RowAmerica Rye

Men’s Four with Coxswain

  • (c) Ryan Williams (Wakefield, Mass.) – Belmont Hill School
  • Oliver Babb (Atlanta, Ga.) – Atlanta Junior Rowing Association
  • Clay Watson (Palo Alto, Calif.) – NorCal Crew
  • Peter Chatain (Illinois) – New Trier High School Rowing
  • Clark Dean (Sarasota, Fla.) – Sarasota Crew *

Women’s Eight

  • (c) Aparajita Chauhan (Seattle, Wash.) – Holy Names Academy
  • Julia Braz (Sarasota, Fla.) – Sarasota Crew
  • Fran Raggi (Winter Park, Fla.) – Winter Park Crew
  • Katryna Niva (Davis, Calif.) – Princeton National Rowing Association / Mercer *
  • Teal Cohen (Dallas, Texas) – Hockaday School
  • Christiana Congdon (New Hampshire) – St. Paul’s School
  • Azja Czajkowski (Chula Vista, Calif.) – San Diego Rowing Club
  • Jenna Van De Grift (San Diego, Calif.)  – Cathedral Catholic High School *
  • Miranda Nykolyn (New York) – Long Island Rowing Club

Men’s Eight

  • (c) Sydney Edwards (Sarasota, Fla.) – Sarasota Crew*
  • Gordon Holterman (Hillsborough, Calif.) – NorCal Crew *
  • Chase Barrows (Everett, Wash.) – Everett Rowing Association
  • Nolan Parks (Seattle, Wash.) – Mount Baker Crew
  • Harrison Burke (Westport, Conn.) – Saugatuck Rowing Club *
  • Kenneth Coplan (Upper Montclair, N.J.) – Montclair High School *
  • Nikita Lilichenko (Orinda, Calif.) – Oakland Strokes *
  • Christian Tabash (Vienna, Va.) – Gonzaga College High School *
  • Spencer Dettlinger (Alamo, Calif.) – Oakland Strokes


  • Owen King (Montclair, N.J.) – Montclair High School
  • Kristopher Schumann (Sarasota, Fla.) – Sarasota Scullers
  • Tori Del Valle (Calif.) – Marina Aquatic Center
  • Julia Abbruzzese (Ridgefield, Conn.) – Connecticut Boat Club
  • Abbey Phaneuf (Weston, Conn.) – Cambridge Boat Club

Coaches & Support Staff

Kathryn Ackerman, team doctor
Chris Chase, coach, men’s four with coxswain
Anna Cherednikova, coach, women’s single sculls
Jesse Foglia, coach, men’s eight
Casey Galvanek, coach, men’s quadruple sculls, men’s single sculls
Nicholas Haley, team leader
Kaitlin Jackson, team physical therapist
Bill Manning, coach, women’s eight
Justin Ochal, coach, men’s pair
Steve Perry, coach, men’s four
Peter Sharis, coach, women’s quadruple sculls
Laura Simon, coach, women’s pair
Liz Trond, coach, women’s four
Jamie Whalen, coach, women’s double sculls

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