U.S. Brings Home the Hardware at CanAmMex
By Maeve Berry • July 14, 2019
The U.S. earned nine gold medals and the most team points at this year’s CanAmMex Regatta, which is the culmination of a week-long collaborative camp. Hosted at Nathan Benderson Park, the event brought together crews from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. International competitors practiced July 7-12 before racing on Saturday and Sunday.
In the men’s pair, the A and B crews from the U.S. took first and third, respectively. The A pair raced to a 7:07.227 and was followed by the Canadians in 7:11:240. The U.S. B crew crossed the line in 7:13.528.
In a dominating performance by the women’s and men’s four with coxswain, the U.S. took first place in 7:26.652 and 6:32.593, winning by over 13 and 20 seconds, respectively.
The other U.S. crews to win gold were the men’s and women’s eights, men’s and women’s quad, women’s pair and men’s double.
The U.S. totalled 112 points, with 55 of the women’s side and 57 on the men’s side. Mexico and Canada tied with 94 total points.
The U.S. crews were selected by the coaches from the women’s and men’s U19 national team camps. Each coaching staff selected 12 rowers and one coxswain to send to CanAmMex, after determining the athletes who will be racing at the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships.
Additionally, crews from USRowing’s Olympic Development Camps raced with their respective regions — Southeast, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Northwest and Midwest — in the ODP Summer Cup.
In terms of overall efficiency competition, determined by a points-to-races ratio, the Southeast brought in the most points at 7.00, followed by the Southwest with 6.90, Northwest with 6.70, Northeast with 6.52, Mid-Atlantic with 4.62 and Midwest with 4.58.
In the overall points standings, the Southeast prevailed with 476, followed by the Northeast with 274, Northwest with 268, Southwest with 214, Midwest with 206 and Mid-Atlantic with 148.
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