USRowing Announces PR3 Mixed Four with Coxswain for 2019 World Championships
By USRowing Staff • July 6, 2019
USRowing is pleased to announce the five athletes who will represent the United States in the PR3 mixed four with coxswain at the upcoming 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria.
At the 2018 World Rowing Championships, the U.S. won its fifth consecutive silver medal in the event, and this year’s crew of coxswain Karen Petrik (Glastonbury, Conn.), Mike Varro (Spooner, Wisc.), Charley Nordin (Alameda, Calif.), Danielle Hansen (Patterson, Calif.) and Allie Reilly (North Kingstown, R.I.) will be trying to unseat Great Britain and take that last step to the top of the medal podium.
Reilly, Varro, Nordin, and Hansen, who has been part of all five silver-medal finishes, return from the 2018 lineup, while Petrik will be making her world championships’ debut in the coxswain seat.
“We had a very competitive selection camp,” said coach Shelagh Donohoe. “We have some great athletes, competitive goals. I am looking forward to seeing how much speed we can harness leading up to the world championships.”
Training out of the recently established USRowing Para Training Center – Boston, the PR3 mixed four with coxswain is the seventh boat to be named to this year’s senior national team. The remaining boats will be named by early August. The next 16 boats will be selected at the 2019 Under 19, Under 23, Para, & Senior Trials III, scheduled for July 7-10 in West Windsor, N.J.
The 2019 World Rowing Championships are the initial step in the selection process for both the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, as they serve as the first opportunity for countries to qualify their boats (not individual athletes) for 2020.
Photo: Silver medal PR3 mixed four with coxswain at 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.