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USRowing is pleased to announce the 13 athletes who have been invited to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Selection Camp this coming January. The camp will select the athletes who will represent the U.S. in the PR3 mixed double sculls and PR3 mixed four with coxswain at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games August 31-September 1 in Paris, France.
The U.S. won silver medals in both PR3 events at the 2023 World Rowing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, qualifying both boats for the Paralympic Games. The PR3 mixed four with coxswain boatmates of Ben Washburne, Saige Harper, Alex Flynn, Skylar Dahl, and coxswain Emelie Eldracher are all back with eyes on making the Paris boat, as are PR3 mixed double sculls silver medalists Todd Vogt and Gemma Wollenschlaeger.
The seven 2023 team members will be joined by three Paralympic veterans and three rookies looking to make their first national team. Dani Hansen, a two-time Paralympic silver medalist in the four, is looking to make her third Paralympic Games, while her fellow Tokyo 2020 silver medalists, Charley Nordin and John Tanguay, are looking to make their second Paralympic team.
“This will be one of the most competitive PR3 camps we have put together in some time,” said Ellen Minzner, Director of Para High Performance. “Our focus has been on recruiting and retaining top talent, and I think this camp reflects that. I am encouraged by what this could mean for us not only this year, but for the lead up to LA 2028.”
The camp will take place January 4-16 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla.
Selection Camp Invites
Max Allemeier (Marietta, Ga./Atlanta Junior Rowing Association)
Skylar Dahl (Minneapolis, Minn./University of Virginia)
Emelie Eldracher (Andover, Mass./Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Alex Flynn (Danvers, Mass./Tufts University)
Dani Hansen (Patterson, Calif./University of Washington)
Saige Harper (Easthampton, Mass./Sacred Heart University)
Ava Liebmann (Rye, N.Y./Duke University)
Sarah Menefee (Austin, Texas/University of Tulsa)
Charley Nordin (Alameda, Calif./Gonzaga University)
John Tanguay (Pennington, N.J./Columbia University)
Todd Vogt (Rochester, N.Y./University of Buffalo/Portland Boat Club)
Ben Washburne (Madison, Conn./Williams College)
Gemma Wollenschlaeger (St. Augustine Beach, Fla./Temple University)
Tom Siddall, PR3 Mixed Four with Coxswain
Andrea Thies, PR3 Mixed Double Sculls