MEDIA ALERT: 2017 USRowing Senior & Para World Championship Trials Held August 6-9

WHAT: USRowing will host the 2017 U.S. Senior and Para World Championship Trials, August 6 – 9 at the Caspersen Boathouse on Mercer Lake. The trials will determine 19 crews that will be eligible to compete in the World Rowing Championships, which will take place in the U.S. for the first time in more than 20 years this September in Sarasota, Fla. World-class athletes from across the country will gather to compete for a spot on the U.S. National Team. The last time the championships were held in the U.S. was in 1994 at the Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

WHO: Among the 61 Olympic, Paralympic and former U.S. National Team athletes who will be competing for the opportunity to race at the World Championships will be:

  • Blake Haxton, 26, Arms and shoulders single sculler that competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Felice Mueller, 27, finished fourth in the women’s pair at the 2016 Olympic Games and narrowly missed the podium earlier this month at World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland.
  • Ellen Tomek, 33, and Meghan O’Leary, 32, finished sixth in the double sculls at the 2016 Olympic Games, and sixth in the double sculls at the 2017 World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland.
  • Anders Weiss, 24, finished 11th in the men’s pair at the 2016 Olympic Games.

WHERE: Princeton National Rowing Center/Caspersen Boathouse, Mercer Lake, 1 South Post Rd., Princeton Junction, N.J.

WHEN: August 6-9, 2017

For full schedule go to: http://www.usrowing.org/event/2017-world-championship-trials/.

CONTACT: Dan Brauchli, Dan@usrowing.org, O: 609.751.0704, C: 862.763.2402

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