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Under 23 and Senior Men’s Quad World Championship Trials Begin Monday

June 21, 2013

PRINCETON, N.J. – Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., will be the site of two national rowing selection events this week with the under 23 and senior men’s quadruple sculls trials taking place from June 23-26.

The 2013 Men’s Quadruple Sculls World Championship Trials will select four athletes for the U.S. team that will compete at the World Rowing Championships August 25-September 1, in Chungju, South Korea.

Four crews, two from the California Boat Club and two composite crews from Potomac Boat Club, Long Beach Junior Crew and the USRowing Training Center – Oklahoma City will be competing.

Among the crews will be former national team athletes Sam Stitt (McLean, Va.) and Thomas Graves (Cincinnati, Ohio). Both competed at the 2011 World Rowing Championships, Stitt in the quad and Graves in the double sculls.

In the Under 23 World Championships Trials, racing will be contested in 15 boat classes including the men’s four with coxswain, women’s four, men’s and women’s pair, lightweight men’s pair, men’s and women’s lightweight quadruple sculls, men’s and women’s double sculls, lightweight men’s and women’s double sculls, men’s and women’s single sculls and lightweight men’s and women’s single sculls.

Seventy-four crews from 27 clubs across the country will compete for a chance to row for the U.S. team at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 24-28, in Linz, Austria.

Racing kicks off with heats in the under 23 events on Monday morning at 7:20 a.m.

For more information on the 2013 Men’s Quadruple Sculls World Championship Trials, click here.

For more information on the 2013 Under 23 World Championship Trials, click here.

Event finals will be live streamed on USRowing’s You Tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/usrowingorg.

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Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

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