16 U.S. Boats to World Cup II in Poznan

Photo: USRowing

11 June 2022

USRowing announces that 16 crews will be heading to the World Rowing Cup II in Poznan, Poland, on 16-19 June.

In a press release USRowing writes:

The event will feature more than 600 athletes from 36 nations. The U.S. will have two entries each in the men’s and women’s double sculls and pairs, with single entries in the men’s and women’s single sculls, lightweight single sculls, lightweight double sculls, and fours. 

By virtue of winning their events at USRowing’s National Selection Regattas earlier this year, seven crews have the opportunity to secure spots on the 2022 World Championships’ roster in their respective events. These boats will need to finish in the top six in Poznan to earn the right to be named to the team. This list includes Ben Davison, men’s single sculls; Kevin Cardno and Jonathan Kirkegaard, men’s double sculls; Kara Kohler and Sophia Vitas, women’s double sculls; Zachary Heese and Jasper Liu, lightweight men’s double sculls; Michelle Sechser and Molly Reckford, lightweight women’s double sculls; Justin Best and Michael Grady, men’s pair; and Claire Collins and Madeleine Wanamaker, women’s pair. 

For the remaining crews, Poznan is an opportunity to test their speed against international competition prior to the start of selection camp and national team trials later this summer. 

Racing begins with heats in the men’s and women’s singles and pairs on Thursday, 16 June. The remaining heats will take place on Friday, 17 June. Semifinals and finals in non-Olympic and non-Paralympic events will be featured on Saturday, 18 June, with finals in Olympic and Paralympic boat classes taking place on Sunday, 19 June. The draw for lane assignments will take place on Thursday, 16 June. 

Full event coverage will be available on USRowing.org and WorldRowing.com. A preliminary schedule can be found here. Streaming information will be available closer to the start of the event. 

2022 World Rowing Cup 2 Roster

Men’s Single Sculls 
Ben Davison (Inverness, Fla./University of Washington/California Rowing Club) 

Women’s Single Sculls
Margaret Fellows (Warwick, Mass./St. Lawrence University/Boston Rowing Federation) 

Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls
James McCullough (Philadelphia, Pa./University of Delaware/Texas Rowing Center) 

Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls 
Mary Jones Nabel (Huntsville, Ala./University of Tennessee/Cambridge Boat Club)

Men’s Double Sculls 
Kevin Cardno (Huntsville, Ala./University of Alabama, Huntsville/Texas Rowing Center)
Jonathan Kirkegaard (Philadelphia, Pa./Purdue University/Texas Rowing Center)

Jacob Plihal (Vashon Island, Wash./Northeastern University/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
Dominique Williams (Madison, Conn./University of Pennsylvania/Vesper Boat Club) 

Women’s Double Sculls
Kara Kohler (Clayton, Calif./University of California, Berkeley/Texas Rowing Center)
Sophia Vitas (Franklin, Wis./University of Wisconsin/Texas Rowing Center)

Emily Kallfelz (Jamestown, R.I./Princeton University/Cambridge Boat Club)
Emily Delleman (Davenport, Iowa/Stanford University/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)

Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls 
Zachary Heese (Pelham, N.Y./University of Virginia/Texas Rowing Center)
Jasper Liu (Phoenix, Ariz./University of Pennsylvania/Texas Rowing Center) 

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls  
Michelle Sechser (Folsom, Calif./University of Tulsa/Sarasota Crew)
Molly Reckford (Short Hills, N.J./Dartmouth College/Sarasota Crew) 

Men’s Pair 
Justin Best (Kennett Square, Pa./Drexel University/California Rowing Club)
Michael Grady (Pittsburgh, Pa./Cornell University/California Rowing Club)

Michael Clougher (Canton, Mass./Connecticut College/Penn AC)
Andrew LeRoux (Venice, Fla./Princeton University/California Rowing Club)  

Women’s Pair  
Claire Collins (McLean, Va./Princeton University/USRowing Training Center- Princeton)
Madeleine Wanamaker (Neenah, Wis./University of Wisconsin/USRowing Training Center- Princeton)

Allyson Baker (North Royalton, Ohio/The Ohio State University/USRowing Training Center- Princeton)
Regina Salmons (Methuen, Mass./University of Pennsylvania/USRowing Training Center- Princeton)

Men’s Four
Pieter Quinton (Portland, Ore./Harvard University/California Rowing Club)
Michael Knippen (Germantown, Wis./University of Wisconsin/California Rowing Club) 
Andrew Gaard (Madison, Wis./University of Washington/California Rowing Club)
Chris Carlson (Bedford, N.H./University of Washington/California Rowing Club)

Women’s Four
Kelsey Reelick (Brookfield, Conn./Princeton University/USRowing Training Center- Princeton) 
Kristi Wagner (Weston, Mass./Yale University/ARION) 
Charlotte Buck (Nyack, N.Y./Columbia University/USRowing Training Center- Princeton)
Jessica Thoennes (Highlands Ranch, Colo./University of Washington/USRowing Training Center- Princeton)

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