Four Crews Named to 2019 USRowing Under 19 National Team Monday Evening at 2019 Mega Trials
By Dan Brauchli • July 9, 2019
Four crews have declared for the 2019 USRowing Under 19 National Team following Monday night’s racing at the 2019 USRowing Under 19, Under 23, Para and Senior Trials III. The U19 team will race at the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships August 7-11 in Tokyo, Japan.
The first race of the evening, the junior women’s double, saw the Y Quad Cities crew of Delaney Evans (Bettendorf, Iowa) and Taylor English (La Claire, Ill.) build off of their first-place finish from the morning. Crossing the line in 7:52.03 this evening, the two once again finished in first place, cementing their spot on the team. Saratoga Rowing Association finished second in a time of 8:02.64.
After their first-place finish in the junior women’s pair, Isabella Battistoni (Seattle, Wa.) and Julia Abbruzzese (Darien, Conn.) from the Under 19 Women’s Selection Camp declined their bid for the under 19 national team, as did the second-place selection camp crew of Julia Braz (Sarasota, Fla.) and Katherine Kelly (Vashon, Wa.) The third-place crew, also from the U.S. Women’s Under 19 Selection Camp, of Kylie Oakes (Vero Beach, Fla.) and Heidi Jacobson (Greenwich, Conn.) accepted the bid to represent the U.S. in the junior women’s pair at the championships.
Katelin Gildersleeve (Dallas, Tx.) recorded a commanding victory this evening in the junior women’s single, crossing the line in 8:00.17. Gildersleeve finished 34.86 seconds ahead of the second-place boat from Potomac Boat Club and will represent the U.S. in the junior women’s single at the World Rowing Junior Championships.
Oak Neck Academy’s Nicholas Aronow (Laurel Hollow, NY.) repeated his performance from this morning, crossing the line in first with a time of 7:26.20. He finished 6.39 seconds ahead of the second-place crew from RowAmerica Greenwich. Aronow will represent the U.S. in the junior men’s single this summer in Tokyo.
After placing second in Monday morning’s race the Saratoga Rowing Association crew of Gil Dexter and Peter Lawry won the second final of the junior men’s double sculls. Crossing the line just 0.95 seconds ahead of this morning’s winners from Redwood Scullers, the two crews will face off tomorrow to determine who will represent the U.S. in the junior men’s double in Tokyo. The two crews finished in times of 6:48.98 and 6:49.93, respectively.
Also forcing a third final was the junior men’s pair of Adam Campain and David Edington from the Under 19 Men’s Selection Camp. Campain and Edington finished in 7:03.22, just 0.18 seconds ahead of Oakland Athletic Rowing Society. The two crews will race tomorrow to determine who will represent the U.S. in the event in Tokyo.
The final race of the evening was the repechage for the under 23 men’s lightweight single, where Kory Rogers from OKC High Performance placed first and John Mannion from Vesper Boat Club placed second to both advance to tomorrow’s semifinals. The two crews finished in 7:36.31 and 7:36.96, respectively.
Click here for a full list of results from today’s racing.
Racing is set to resume tomorrow morning with the third finals in the under 19 boat classes, along with repechage and semifinal racing for the under 23 and senior-level boat classes.
Additional information on the 2019 USRowing Under 19, Under 23, Para and Senior Trials III can be found here.
Photos courtesy of Ed Hewitt, Row2k.com