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USRowing Announces 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup Roster

February 20, 2013

PRINCETON, N.J. – USRowing is pleased to announce the roster of athletes that will compete in the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup March 22-24 at the Sydney International Regatta Center in Penrith, Australia.

U.S. crews are entered in three world cup events including the women’s quadruple sculls, women’s eight and men’s eight. The 22-person roster includes 13 members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Rowing Team.

The 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup will be run in conjunction with the inaugural Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The ‘Festival of Rowing’ will be held March 18-24 at the Sydney International Regatta Center in Penrith. In addition to the world cup events, the U.S. has entered eight crews in the Australian Open Rowing Championships including two women’s single sculls, a women’s double sculls, two women’s pairs, a women’s four and two men’s fours.

U.S. crews will be coached by Laurel Korholz on the women’s side and Bryan Volpenhein on the men’s side. The 14 Olympic events of the Samsung World Rowing Cup 1 will begin with heats on Friday morning, March 22. Repechages are scheduled for Saturday, March 23, with finals on Sunday, March 24.

World Rowing will provide live stream footage of the finals at: http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/fisa/site/index.html. For more information and provisional timetable, visit http://www.worldrowing.com/events/2013-samsung-world-rowing-cup-i.

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.

Athlete Roster
Name (Hometown), Club Affiliation


  • David Banks (Potomac, Md.), USRowing Training Center – Oklahoma City
  • Leigh Carroll (Sherborn, Mass.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Thomas Dethlefs (Lawrenceville, N.J.), USRowing Training Center - Princeton*
  • Susan Francia (Abington, Pa.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Michael Gennaro (Havertown, Pa.), USRowing Training Center – Oklahoma City
  • Nareg Guregian (North Hills, Calif.), California Rowing Club
  • Sara Hendershot (West Simsbury, Conn.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Grant James (DeKalb, Ill.), USRowing Training Center – Oklahoma City
  • Megan Kalmoe (St. Croix Falls, Wis.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Stephen Kasprzyk (Cinnaminson, N.J.), Penn A.C./USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Caroline Lind (Greensboro, N.C.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Esther Lofgren (Newport Beach, Calif.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Eleanor Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Grace Luczak (Ann Arbor, Mich.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Adrienne Martelli (University Place, Wash.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Meghan Musnicki (Naples, N.Y.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Tom Peszek (Farmington Hills, Mich.), USRowing Training Center – Oklahoma City
  • Amanda Polk (Pittsburgh, Pa.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Taylor Ritzel (Larkspur, Colo.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Brandon Shald (Sausalito, Calif.), California Rowing Club
  • Ellen Tomek (Flushing, Mich.), USRowing Training Center – Princeton
  • Stephen Young (Tampa, Fla.), USRowing Training Center – Oklahoma City/Princeton

*Dethlefs replaces Ross James in the men's eight (updated 3/6/13)


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.

About USRowing
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing’s official suppliers include Boathouse Sports, Vespoli, WinTech, Filippi, Croker Oars, Rudy Project, Concept2, Nielsen Kellerman and Ludus Tours. USRowing also receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners ANXeBusiness Corp, Voxer, EMCVenues, Whole Foods and One Equity Partners. For more information, visit www.usrowing.org. The USRowing National Team program relies on strong partnerships to enable continued success. New opportunities exist to support the teams through the next quadrennial, culminating with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. America Rows, which supports diversity in rowing, and the USRowing adaptive programs also benefit from corporate support. For more information, please contact Beth Kohl at beth@usrowing.org.

Allison Frederick

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