USRowing Names 2019 Under 23 Selection Camp Invitees

PRINCETON, N.J. – USRowing is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been invited to participate at the 2019 Under 23 Men’s and Women’s National Team Selection Camps this summer.

Spearheaded by the University of Virginia’s Head Coach Kevin Sauer, the women’s camp will select the U23 women’s eight, four, quadruple sculls and four with coxswain that will compete at the 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships scheduled for July 24-28 in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. The camp also will select a pair to race at USRowing’s Under 23 World Championship Trials in early July. The camp will be held at the Thomas Temple Allan Boathouse in Charlottesville, VA. Sauer will be joined by Brett Gorman (USRowing), Jamie Snider (Yale University assistant coach), Josh Gautreau (University of Washington assistant coach), and Kelsie Chaudoin (Stanford University assistant coach) to coach the sweep selection camp. Kate Bertko (Stanford University lightweight head coach) will lead the sculling side of the camp with the assistance of Susan Francia (UCSD). Last year, the women’s four with coxswain and women’s pair both won gold medals, while the eight won a bronze medal training out of West Windsor, N.J.

Held in Seattle under the direction of the University of Washington men’s head coach Michael Callahan, the men’s camp will select the U.S. representatives in the U23 men’s eight, four and four with coxswain. Now in his 15th year at the University of Washington, Callahan has helped establish Washington as an indomitable force in the world of rowing, developing countless athletes into U23 national team members and Olympians. In the past two Olympiads, 10 of his student-athletes have represented the U.S. in the Olympics. In 2018, he coached the U23 men’s eight to a gold medal in Poland, setting an under 23 world record. Also, Callahan coached U23 men’s eight to gold in 2008, the men’s coxed four to silver in 2012 and bronze in 2017. He will be joined by University of Washington assistant coach, Sergio Espinoza, Sam Dommer, a 2016 Olympian in the U.S. men’s eight and Carlos Dinares, who coached the U23 men’s four in 2018.

Held in Boston under the direction of Boston University lightweight women’s head coach Malcolm Doldron, the lightweight women’s camp will select the lightweight women’s quadruple sculls crew that will race at the 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships. Now in his seventh season as head coach of the Boston University lightweight women’s program, Doldron led the Terriers to the 2016 Eastern Sprints overall championship title and finished as national runner-up at the IRA National Championship Regatta in both 2016 and 2017. He will be assisted by Princeton University’s assistant coach Molly Hamrick. Last year, the lightweight women’s quad finished sixth at the 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.

The lightweight men’s camp will be held in Princeton, N.J., with Princeton University’s Bill Manning serving as head coach. He will be assisted by Dartmouth College’s Trevor Michelson. The camp will select the lightweight men’s quadruple sculls crew that will race in Sarasota-Bradenton and will explore possible combinations in the lightweight double sculls, lightweight pair and lightweight single sculls to race at the 2019 USRowing Under 23 World Championships Trials. Last year, the lightweight men’s quad won a bronze medal at the 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Poznan, Poland.

In addition to the crews selected through these camps, the remaining boats will be named to the Under 23 National Team through the trials process. The following athletes have been invited to participate in selection camp. This list does not preclude additional athletes from being invited at the Head Coach’s discretion based on the criteria set forth in the 2019 Senior Team Selection Procedures.

All Under 23 Selection Camp Invitees

USRowing will continue to admit athletes to U23 camp based on spring results and available space. Athletes not invited to U23 Selection Camp should contact Brett Sickler Gorman at to find alternative training camps for the 2019 summer. All questions about U23s and further development opportunities can be directed to Coach Gorman.

Women’s Open Under 23 Selection Camp Invitees

Sweep Camp Rowers

Marlee Blue – University of Washington

Abigail Bogovich – Indiana University

Kathleen Butler – Rutgers University

Teal Cohen – University of Washington

Isabela Darvin – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gillian Edgar – Seattle Pacific University

Lauren English – Gonzaga University

Kendall Fearnley – University of California, Berkeley

Molly Gallagher – University of Washington

Kelly Garvey – University of California, Santa Barbara

Hannah Greenlee – University of Iowa

Contessa Harold – University of Iowa

Hadley Irwin – Princeton University

Sarah Johanek – Rutgers University

Elizabeth Kogan – Rutgers University

Hunter Koenigsfeld – University of Iowa

Kaitlyn Kynast – Stanford University

Mary Mazzio-Manson – Yale University

Kinsey  McNamara – Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Veronica Nicacio – University of Portland

Madeline Perrett – Ohio State University

Jeri Rhodes – University of Michigan

Margaret Saunders – Yale University

Chase Shepley – Stanford University

Larkspur Skov  – University of Washington

Kadee Sylla – University of San Diego

Sierra Tiede – Ohio State University

Shannon Tierney – Duke University

Megan Varcoe – Syracuse University


Hannah Broadland – San Diego State University

Aparajita Chauhan – Yale University

Katie Erdos – Dartmouth College

Juni Kim – University of California, San Diego

Caroline Ricksen – Stanford University

Izzi Weiss – University of Virginia

Sweep Camp Waitlist

Isabella Corriere – University of Washington

Valen Fey – George Washington University

Julia Miklasevich – Ohio State University

Claudia Pagnozzi-Schwam – Georgetown University

Sculling Camp Rowers

Emily Ashton – University of Virginia

Rebekah Armstrong – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Claire Campbell – Dartmouth College

Katheryn Flynn – ARION

Georgia Gray – University of Virginia

Arianna Lee – Syracuse University

Miranda Nykolyn – Stanford University

Lauren O’Connor – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hannah Paynter – Princeton University

Camille VanderMeer – Princeton University

Men’s Open Under 23 Selection Camp Invitees

Thomas Beck – Yale University

Justin Best – Drexel University

David Bridges – University of Washington

Chris Carlson – University of Washington

Kenneth Coplan – Harvard University

Liam Corrigan – Harvard University

William Creedon – University of California, Berkeley

Clark Dean – Harvard University

George Esau – University of Washington

Andrew Gaard – University of Washington

Sam Halbert – University of Washington

Henry Hollingsworth – Brown University

Andrew Knoll – United States Naval Academy

John Lamb – United States Naval Academy

Andrew Leroux – Princeton University

Nikita Lilichenko – Stanford University

Elijah Maesner – University of Washington

Alex Miklasevich – Brown University

Madison Molitor – University of Washington

Evan Olson – University of Washington

Grayson Steigler – Northeastern University


James Catalano – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Woods Connell – Yale University

Adam Gold – University of Washington

Bella Zionts – Columbia University Lightweight Crew

Men’s Camp Waitlist

Tadd Bindas – Marist College

Harry Burke – Harvard University

Evan Dwinell – Dartmouth College

Andrew Morley – Harvard University

Patrick Overton – Hobart College

Pieter Quinton – Harvard University

Bryce Rosicky – Drexel University

Phoenix Susak – Northeastern University

Jacob Wenner – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Women’s Lightweight Under 23 Selection Camp Invitees

Grace D’Souza – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Olivia Farrar – Harvard University

Brigid Kennedy – Harvard University

Sophia Luwis – The College of William and Mary

Sarah Maietta – Boston University

Emily Molins – Stanford University

Caroline O’Brien – Georgetown University

Emma Starr – University of British Columbia

Elaine Tierney – Temple University

Megan Walsh – Georgetown University

Lightweight Camp Waitlist

Mackenzie George – Rutgers University

Rachel Illgen – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Diba Massihpour – Stanford University

Riona McCormick – Boston University

Sarah McErlean – Club Aviron Vevey

Men’s Lightweight Under 23 Selection Camp Invitees

Campbell Cole – Stetson University

Chris Duan – Dartmouth College

Kieran Edwards – SoCal Scullers

John Gallagher – PNRA/Mercer

Reese Gregory – Maritime Boat Club

John Karen – Drexel University

Charlie Koontz – Georgetown University

Brian Kungi – University of Delaware

Reid Noch – Georgetown University

Sam Lindsay – Davidson College

John Mannion – University of Rhode Island

Sam Melvin – Columbia University

Luke Sendelbach – Cornell University

Gavin Southerland  Columbia University

Cooper Tuckerman – Dartmouth College

Josh Turk – University of Notre Dame

Michael Wilson – Cambridge Boat Club

Lightweight Camp Waitlist

Zach AbuAwad – University of Delaware

Jarrett Helfin – Williams College

John Misey – University of Miami, Ohio

Connor Phillips – Chico State University

William West – Sarasota Rowing

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