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    USRowing is pleased to announce the roster that will represent the United States at the upcoming 2023 World Rowing Championships September 3-10 in Belgrade, Serbia.

    The U.S. will have 22 boats competing in the eight-day regatta including the men’s and women’s single sculls, lightweight single sculls, double sculls, lightweight double sculls, quadruple sculls, pair, four, and eight, as well as the lightweight women’s pair, lightweight men’s quadruple sculls, PR1 men’s single sculls, PR2 mixed double sculls, PR3 mixed double sculls, and PR3 mixed four with coxswain. The championships are the first opportunity for countries to qualify boats for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    Last year, the U.S. won three medals at the world championships including silver in the lightweight women’s double sculls, silver in the lightweight women’s pair, and bronze in the women’s pair.

    Of the 74 athletes on this year’s roster, 48 were on the 2022 World Rowing Championships’ squad. The roster is made up of athletes from 22 states, plus England and Germany. Massachusetts leads the way with 11 athletes, followed by New York with nine.

    Complete press coverage, athlete bios, and links to event information will be available at and Follow along with the U.S. National Team as it prepares for the 2023 World Rowing Championships by using the hashtags #WRChamps and #WRChamps23.

    USRowing would like to thank Filippi Lido, the Official Boat Supplier for the U.S. Senior, Under 23, and Para Rowing National Teams. Under the agreement, Filippi is providing USRowing a fleet of boats for international competitions including the World Rowing Cup regattas, World Rowing Under 23 Championships, World Rowing Championships, Olympic Games, and Paralympic Games, as well as a domestic training fleet for the USRowing Training Centers.

    2023 U.S. Senior National Team Roster
    Name (Hometown/University/Club Affiliation)

    (Lineups subject to change)

    Women’s Single Sculls
    Kara Kohler (Clayton, Calif./University of California, Berkeley/Texas Rowing Center)

    Men’s Single Sculls
    Eliot Putnam (Littleton, Mass./Cornell University/New York Athletic Club)

    Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls
    Sophia Luwis (McLean, Va./The College of William & Mary/Whitemarsh Boat Club)

    Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls
    Sam Melvin (Huntington Beach, Calif./Columbia University/New York Athletic Club)

    PR1 Men’s Single Sculls
    Andrew Mangan (Buffalo, N.Y./Stanford University/West Side Rowing Club/Bair Island Aquatic Center)

    Women’s Double Sculls
    Sophia Vitas (s) (Franklin, Wis./University of Wisconsin/Texas Rowing Center)
    Kristi Wagner (b) (Weston, Mass./Yale University/ARION)

    Men’s Double Sculls
    Ben Davison (s) (Inverness, Fla./University of Washington/California Rowing Club)
    Sorin Koszyk (b) (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich./Cornell University/California Rowing Club)

    Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls
    Michelle Sechser (s) (Folsom, Calif./University of Tulsa/Cambridge Boat Club)
    Mary Jones Nabel (b) (Huntsville, Ala./University of Tennessee/Cambridge Boat Club)

    Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls
    James McCullough (s) (Philadelphia, Pa./University of Delaware/Texas Rowing Center)
    Zachary Heese (b) (Pelham, N.Y./University of Virginia/Texas Rowing Center)

    PR2 Mixed Double Sculls
    Russell Gernaat (s) (Redwood City, Calif./Lake Casitas Rowing Club)
    Madison Eberhard (b) (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius College/West Side Rowing Club)

    PR3 Mixed Double Sculls
    Todd Vogt (s) (Rochester, N.Y. /Portland Boat Club)
    Gemma Wollenschlaeger (b) (St. Augustine Beach, Fla./Temple University)

    Women’s Quadruple Sculls
    Emily Kallfelz (s) (Jamestown, R.I./Princeton University/Cambridge Boat Club)
    Grace Joyce (3) (Northfield, Ill./University of Wisconsin/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
    Molly Reckford (2) (Short Hills, N.J./Dartmouth College/Sarasota Crew)
    Lauren O’Connor (b) (Belleville, Wis./University of Wisconsin/ARION)

    Men’s Quadruple Sculls
    Dominique Williams (s) (Madison, Conn./University of Pennsylvania/Vesper Boat Club)
    William Legenzowski (3) (Vista, N.Y./Brown University/California Rowing Club)
    Liam Galloway (2) (Ridgefield, Conn./Yale University)
    Kevin Cardno (b) (Huntsville, Ala./University of Alabama, Huntsville/Texas Rowing Center)

    Lightweight Men’s Quadruple Sculls
    Jamie Copus (s) (Oxford, England/Oxford Brookes University/Penn AC)
    Casey Howshall (3) (Philadelphia, Pa./University of Pennsylvania/Riverside Boat Club)
    Ian Richardson (2) (Amesbury, Mass./University of Connecticut/Riverside Boat Club)
    Bernard Aparicio (b) (Corona, Calif./San Diego State University/San Diego Rowing Club)

    Women’s Pair
    Meghan Musnicki (s) (Naples, N.Y./Ithaca College/California Rowing Club)
    Alie Rusher (b) (West Bend, Wis./Stanford University/California Rowing Club)

    Men’s Pair
    Evan Olson (s) (Bothell, Wash./University of Washington/Seattle Scullers/ Penn AC)
    William Bender (b) (Norwich, Vt./Dartmouth College)

    Lightweight Women’s Pair
    Elaine Tierney (s) (West Chester, Pa./Temple University/Penn AC)
    Solveig Imsdahl (b) (Eutin, Germany/Cornell University/Penn AC)

    Women’s Four
    Claire Collins (s) (McLean, Va./Princeton University/USRowing Training Center-Princeton)
    Madeleine Wanamaker (3) (Neenah, Wis./University of Wisconsin/USRowing Training Center-Princeton)
    Kelsey Reelick (2) (Brookfield, Conn./Princeton University/USRowing Training Center-Princeton)
    Molly Bruggeman (b) (Dayton, Ohio/University of Notre Dame/USRowing Training Center-Princeton/University of Minnesota)

    Men’s Four
    Liam Corrigan (s) (Old Lyme, Conn./Harvard University/California Rowing Club)
    Justin Best (3) (Kennett Square, Pa./Drexel University/California Rowing Club)
    Nick Mead (2) (Strafford, Pa./Princeton University/New York Athletic Club)
    Michael Grady (b) (Pittsburgh, Pa./Cornell University/California Rowing Club)

    PR3 Mixed Four with Coxswain
    Emelie Eldracher (c) (Andover, Mass./Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Ben Washburne (s) (Madison, Conn./Williams College)
    Saige Harper (3) (Easthampton, Mass./Sacred Heart University)
    Skylar Dahl (2) (Minneapolis, Minn./University of Virginia)
    Alex Flynn (b) (Wilmington, Mass./Tufts University)

    Women’s Eight
    Cristina Castagna (c) (Cincinnati, Ohio/University of Washington)
    Charlotte Buck (s) (Nyack, N.Y./Columbia University/USRowing Training Center-Princeton)
    Mary Mazzio-Manson (7) (Wellesley, Mass./Yale University/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
    Regina Salmons (6) (Methuen, Mass./University of Pennsylvania/USRowing Training Center-Princeton)
    Alina Hagstrom (5) (Seattle, Wash./Oregon State University/USRowing Training Center-Princeton)
    Brooke Mooney (4) (Keene Valley, N.Y./University of Washington/USRowing Training Center-Princeton)
    Jessica Thoennes (3) (Highlands Ranch, Colo./University of Washington/USRowing Training Center-Princeton)
    Margaret Hedeman (2) (Concord, Mass./Yale University)
    Emily Froehlich (b) (Fishers, Ind./University of Texas/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)

    Men’s Eight
    Jimmy Catalano (c) (Greenwich Conn./University of Wisconsin)
    Henry Hollingsworth (s) (Dover, Mass./Brown University/California Rowing Club)
    Pieter Quinton (7) (Portland, Ore./Harvard University/California Rowing Club)
    Chris Carlson (6) (Bedford, N.H./University of Washington/California Rowing Club)
    Alexander Hedge (5) (Morristown, N.J./Columbia University/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)
    Clark Dean (4) (Sarasota, Fla./Harvard University)
    Oliver Bub (3) (Westport, Conn./Dartmouth College/California Rowing Club)
    Peter Chatain (2) (Winnetka, Ill./Stanford University)
    Ezra Carlson (b) (Eureka, Calif./University of Washington/Craftsbury Green Racing Project)

    Audrey Boersen (West Olive, Mich./Grand Valley State University/Whitemarsh Boat Club)
    Rhett Burns (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Northeastern University)
    Azja Czajkowski (Imperial Beach, Calif./Stanford University)
    Maggie Fellows (Warwick, Mass./St. Lawrence University/Boston Rowing Federation)
    Andrew Gaard (Madison, Wis./University of Washington/California Rowing Club)
    Kaitlyn Kynast (Ridgefield, Conn./Stanford University/ARION)
    Sarah Menefee (Austin, Texas/University of Tulsa)
    Andrew Wigren (Providence, R.I./Hobart College/Cambridge Boat Club)

    Sasha Bailey – PR1 Men’s Single Sculls
    Eric Catalano – Assistant Coach: Women’s Quadruple Sculls, Women’s Double Sculls, Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls, Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls
    Jesse Foglia – Women’s Four, Women’s Eight
    Casey Galvanek – Men’s Four
    Steve Gladstone – Men’s Eight
    M Sean Hall – Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls
    Alice Henderson – PR2 Mixed Double Sculls
    Isabelle Jacobs – Women’s Quadruple Sculls, Women’s Double Sculls, Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls, Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls
    Skip Kielt – Men’s Double Sculls, Women’s Pair
    Kris Korzeniowski – Men’s Quadruple Sculls
    Henri LaLiberte – Assistant Coach: Men’s Eight
    Dave Lefebvre – Lightweight Men’s Quadruple Sculls
    William Manning – Lightweight Women’s Pair, Men’s Pair, Assistant Coach: Men’s Quadruple Sculls
    Petr Mansfield – Women’s Single Sculls
    Adrienne Martelli – Assistant Coach: Women’s Eight, Women’s Four
    Michael Martinov – Men’s Single Sculls, Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls
    Tom Siddall – PR3 Mixed Four with Coxswain
    Andrea Theis – PR3 Mixed Double Sculls
    Stephen Whelpley – Men’s and Women’s Assistant Coach

    Support Staff
    Kate Ackerman – Team Physician
    Megan Chacosky – Nutritionist, Team Support
    Liz Fusco – Nutritionist, Team Support
    Brett Johnson – Press Officer
    Geoff Keller – Physical Therapist
    Alicia Lamb – Massage Therapist
    Deirdre McLoughlin – Physical Therapist
    Ellen Minzner – Director of Para High Performance
    Josy Verdonkschot – Chief High Performance Officer
    Peter Wenger – Team Physician
    Wendy Wilbur – Team Leader
    Michael Zimmer – Team Leader

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