U.S. Names 2019 Pan American Games Roster

PRINCETON, N.J. – USRowing is pleased to announce the 21 athletes that will represent the United States at the 2019 Pan American Games July 26-August 11, 2019, in Lima, Peru. 

The U.S. will have 11 crews competing at the event in the women’s and men’s single sculls, women’s and men’s double sculls, lightweight women’s and men’s double sculls, women’s and men’s pair, women’s quadruple sculls, men’s four and men’s eight. As the Pan Am games draw nearer, full athlete bios will be available on USRowing.org. 

The roster is comprised of 21 athletes from both the U.S. and Germany, including 15 making their national team debut. This year’s newcomers are Lucas Bellows, Nathan Lado, Julia Lonchar, Maggie Fellows, Cooper Hurley, Jimmy McCullough, Liz Euiler, Logan Smith, James Garay, Keara Twist, Sydney Taylor, Thaddeus Babiec, Jonathan Zagroba, Veton Celaj and Coral Kasden.

Previously, Wes Vear represented the United States at the 2015 World University Games, while Paul Verni earned gold in the men’s eight at the 2012 CanAmMex International Regatta. Jenifer Forbes has a bronze medal to show from rowing in the women’s eight at the 2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships. Also on the Under 23 team that year was Solveig Imsdahl, who sat in the lightweight quad, then went on to win gold in the lightweight double the following year at the under-23 level. Jason Read’s national team experience dates back to 1995, as he has been on a total of 15 teams on the junior, under 23, senior and, now, Pan Am levels. Additionally, Read was in the 2004 U.S. Men’s Eight that set a world record while winning Olympic Gold in Athens. Lastly, this will be Kyle Peabody’s third national team, following a run on the under 23 team in 2014 and the Pan American team in 2015.

Click here for more information on the 2019 Pan American Games.

2019 Pan American Team Roster*

Name (Hometown/University)

Women’s Single Sculls

Jenifer Forbes (Baltimore, Md./Northeastern University)

Men’s Single Sculls

Lucas Bellows (Forest Lake, Minn./University of Minnesota)

Women’s Double Sculls

Julia Lonchar (Columbus, Ohio/Purdue University)

Maggie Fellows (Warwick, Mass./St. Lawrence University)

Men’s Double Sculls

Wes Vear (Marquette, Mich./University of Michigan)

Nathan Lado (New York, N.Y./Middlebury College)

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls

Keara Twist (Seattle, Wash./Seattle University)

Sydney Taylor (Dover, Del./Williams College)

Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls

Cooper Hurley (Andover, Mass./University of Delaware)

Jimmy McCullough (Pennsylvania, Pa./University of Delaware)

Women’s Pair

Liz Euiler (Meredith, N.H./University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Solveig Imsdahl (Scheelholz 15, Germany/Cornell University)

Men’s Pair

Logan Smith (Lancaster, Penn./Philadelphia University)

James Garay (East Leroy, Mich./University of Michigan)

Women’s Quadruple Sculls

Julia Lonchar (Columbus, Ohio/Purdue University)

Maggie Fellows (Warwick, Mass./St. Lawrence University)

Keara Twist (Seattle, Wash./Seattle University)

Sydney Taylor (Dover, Del./Williams College)

Men’s Four

Paul Verni (New Rochelle, N.Y./Syracuse University)

Thaddeus Babiec (Alexandria, Va./Boston University)

Jonathan Zagroba (New Rochelle, N.Y./George Washington University)

Veton Celaj (Bronx, N.Y./Bucknell University)

Men’s Eight

Logan Smith (Lancaster, Penn./Philadelphia University)

James Garay (East Leroy, Mich./University of Michigan)

Paul Verni (New Rochelle, N.Y./Syracuse University)

Thaddeus Babiec (Alexandria, Va./Boston University)

Jonathan Zagroba (New Rochelle, N.Y./George Washington University)

Veton Celaj (Bronx, N.Y./Bucknell University)

Jason Read (Ringoes, N.J./Temple University)

Kyle Peabody (LaGrange, N.Y./Boston University)

Coral Kasden (University of California, Santa Barbara)

*All Pan American Games roster nominations are pending final approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Coaches

Stephen Whelpley – M1x, W1x, M2x

Ian Simpson – W2x, LW2x, W4x

Yohann Rigogne – W2-, M2-

Tristan Snow – LM2x

Nick Dawe – M4-, M8+

For athlete bios, visit USRowing. Bios are currently undergoing maintenance and are being updated, but have been made available for viewing in the meantime.

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