Two Heavyweight Rowers Invited to Compete for Spots on National Squads

Published by Saira Khanna on April 25, 2012 at 3:12AM

The chance to compete in the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, may be awaiting two members of Harvard’s heavyweight crew. Freshman Max Meyer-Bosse, part of the Crimson’s freshman eight, has been invited to the Men’s U23 National Team Sculling Camp in Norwalk, Conn., while junior Parker Washburn, five-seat in the varsity eight, has been selected to participate in  the Men’s U23 National Team Sweep Camp in Seattle, Wash. Both camps will be used in selecting the national teams.

Members from fellow Ivy squad Brown earned the greatest number of invitations to the sculling camp, with three. Two Princeton members also received a spot at the camp. The rest of the participating schools are sending one participant each, for a total of 18 spots in the camp. Coach Yan Vengerovskiy will select the quadruple sculls to compete at the World Championships.

Twenty-three athletes have been invited to the sweep camp. The University of Wisconsin and University of Washington are sending the most members wtih four each. From the Ivy League, the Tigers follow close behind with three participants. Luke McGee and Paul Cooke are the coaches who will be responsible for selecting the men’s eight and men’s four to compete in Lithuania.

The final rosters will be announced by July 1.