Sydney Edwards – First Female Cox for U.S. Men’s Crew

Sydney Edwards will make history at the 2017 World Junior Championships as the first female cox of a U.S. men’s national eight. Photo: USRowing.org

1 August 2017 

In March, FISA announced that the organisation had removed a gender restriction on coxswains, which will allow a woman to cox a men’s crew and a man to cox a woman’s crew at an international regatta. The other day, USRowing published an article on its website about 18-year-old Sydney Edwards, who will cox the U.S. men’s Under-19 National Team at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania.

Read about the rowing ‘pioneer’ Sydney Edwards here.

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