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Five Medals for U.S. Crews at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup I
March 24, 2013
Penrith, AUSTRALIA – In the first international event of the season, the United States won medals in five of the six events it entered at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup March 22-24 at the Sydney International Regatta Center in Penrith, Australia.
The U.S. won silver in the women’s pair, women’s quadruple sculls, women’s eight and men’s eight, and bronze in the women’s single sculls.
In the first final of the morning, the women’s quad of Eleanor Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine), Susan Francia (Abington, Pa.), Esther Lofgren (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Megan Kalmoe (St. Croix Falls, Wis.) edged out New Zealand by 0.24 seconds for silver with a time of 6:26.51. Australia won gold in 6:21.94. Two hours later, Lofgren and Musnicki returned for a fifth-place finish in the final of the women’s double.
Two-time Olympic gold medalists Logan and Francia returned to race in the afternoon final of the women’s single. Francia, who finished third in her heat and won the repechage race Saturday, crossed the line in fourth place (7:46.65). Logan, who won her heat en route to the final, took bronze with a time of 7:41.18. Australia’s Kim Crow won gold in 7:35.80, with China’s Bin Tang in second (7:39.23).
Next up in the women’s pair, the U.S. entry of Caroline Lind (Greensboro, N.C.) and Meghan Musnicki (Naples, N.Y.) won silver with a time of 7:07.77. Coming off a six-second heat win on Friday, the pair finished second to Great Britain’s Polly Swann and Helen Glover, who won gold in a 7:03.55. Australia won bronze in a 7:12.32.
Lind and Musnicki won their second silver medals of the regatta in the stern pair of the U.S. women’s eight. Coxswain Leigh Carroll (Sherborn, Mass.), Lind, Musnicki, Taylor Ritzel (Larkspur, Colo.), Grace Luczak (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Amanda Polk (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Sara Hendershot (West Simsbury, Conn.), Ellen Tomek (Flushing, Mich.) and Adrienne Martelli (University Place, Wash.) finished second in a 6:07.83 to Australia’s 6:06.98. Canada took the bronze medal with a 6:10.47.
In the men’s eight, coxswain Stephen Young (Tampa, Fla.), Michael Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.), Tom Peszek (Farmington Hills, Mich.), Tom Dethlefs (Lawrenceville, N.J.), Stephen Kasprzyk (Cinnaminson, N.J.), Brandon Shald (Sausalito, Calif.), Nareg Guregian (North Hills, Calif.), David Banks (Potomac, Md.) and Grant James (DeKalb, Ill.) won the silver medal with a time of 5:31.73 to Great Britain’s winning time of 5:29.90.
The 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup is being run in conjunction with the inaugural Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The ‘Festival of Rowing’ was held March 18-24 at the Sydney International Regatta Center in Penrith. View results here.
Australia is the first stop of the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup circuit. The second stage will be held June 21-23 in Eton, Great Britain. The final stage will take place July 12-14 in Lucerne, Switzerland.
World Cup I Results
About the Samsung World Rowing Cup
The Samsung World Rowing Cup is an annual team competition, created in 1997, comprising three international regattas per year. At each regatta, in each event of the Samsung World Rowing Cup, the highest placing boat from a national federation in each boat class is awarded the following points: 1st, 8 points; 2nd, 6 points; 3rd, 5 points; 4th, 4 points; 5th, 3 points; 6th, 2 points; 7th, 1 point. At the first two regattas, the crew with the most points in that event is declared the Samsung World Rowing Cup Leader and receives the ‘World Rowing Cup Leader Bib’. After the third Samsung World Rowing Cup regatta, the crew with the most points in each boat class is declared the World Cup winner and receives the World Rowing Cup for that boat class. The nation with the most points overall from all boat classes is declared winner of the Overall Samsung World Rowing Cup. For more information, visit www.worldrowing.org.
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The first day of racing is over and the results are posted on World Rowing’s website. Click this link for details of the heats.
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Mara Ford has been named Associate Director, the National Rowing Foundation announced on Wednesday. Ford, from Middlebury, Conn., will be responsible for the management of the foundation’s fundraising administration, marketing initiatives and event planning and execution. Ford has previously worked with the NRF as the Director of Operations and an Event Marketing Consultant. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to increase my responsibilities with the National Rowing Foundation”, said Ford. “It is a true privilege to work each day to support our National Rowing Teams.Continue Reading
In Memory: Julian Wolf
March 08, 2013
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When Julian Wolf saw a need for something, especially when it involved the sport of rowing, he acted.
He believed that the University of Southern California, and collegiate rowing on the west coast, would benefit from having a rowing team. So he helped start a program at the school and then became its first coach in 1948.
Wolf was passionate about women participating in the sport. So he championed the cause and offered his support to the National Women’s Rowing Association and continued his support when USRowing was formed.
And he believed that referees needed a place where they could share ideas and train new officials and that rowing would be better if rules were enforced universally. So he established the USRowing Referee College that today bears his name – the Julian Wolf National Referee Training School, which operates in different cities around the country each year.
Today, the rowing world mourns the loss of Wolf, who died this week in an Australian hospital after a four-week battle with pancreatitis. He was 88.
“There are some people that have made our sport better because of their involvement,” said USRowing Chief Executive Officer Glenn Merry. “Julian Wolf was one of those people. (more…)Continue Reading