Huskies Haul In 17 Medals At World U-23s
Seventeen Huskies earned medals at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in June. In all, 21 Huskies, all of whom will return to Seattle for the coming season, rowed in the regatta.
In a dramatic women’s eight final, Russia led in the early-going, but gave way to the American boat with Elisa Beuke, ‘19, and Jessica Thoennes, ‘18, at the halfway mark. However, just after the United States crew had moved into the lead, two-seat rower Claire Collins’ seat came off of its tracks, throwing the boat out of rhythm and allowing Canada to take over first. Unable to reattach the seat, Collins rowed the final 750 meters without it and, despite that disadvantage, the U.S. women held off the rest of the field to earn the silver medal.
In the men’s pair B final, Huskies Alexander Vollmer, ‘20, and Philipp Nonnast, ‘19, finished in fourth place in a competitive race, just six seconds behind the first-place Dutch. In the B final in the men’s eight, Luca Lovisolo, ‘18, and his Italian crew finished fourth in a fast and tightly-packed race.
Here’s the full list of UW rowers who participated in the World Rowing Under-23 Championships, with their final result:
Women’s Eight (W8+)
USA – Elise Beuke, ‘19, Jessica Thoennes, ‘18 (finished 2nd in A final)
Women’s Quadruple Sculls (W4x)
Great Britain – Anna Thornton, ‘19 (finished 1st in A final)
Women’s Coxless Four (W4-)
Italy – Carmela Pappalardo, ‘20 (finished 5th in A final) Germany – Tabea Schendekehl, ‘20, Annemieke Schanze, ‘20, Calina Schanze, ‘19 (finished 3rd in A final)
Women’s Double Sculls (W2x)
Italy – Valentina Iseppi, ‘20 (finished 2nd in A final)
Women’s Pair (W2-)
USA – Brooke Pierson, ‘18 (finished 3rd in A final)
Men’s Eight (M8+)
Italy – Luca Lovisolo, ‘18 (4th in B final) Netherlands – Bram Schwarz, ‘20, Simon van Dorp, ‘20, Michiel Mantel, ‘19 (finished 1st in A final)
Men’s Coxed Four (M4+)
USA – Tennyson Federspiel, ‘19, Evan Olson, ‘19, Ben Davison, ‘18, Rielly Milne, ‘18, Arne Landboe, ‘18 (finished 3rd in A final)
Men’s Pair (M2-)
Germany – Philipp Nonnast, ‘19, Alexander Vollmer, ‘20 (finished 4th in B final) Serbia – Viktor Pivac, ‘18 (finished 3rd in A final)
For full results, photos, recaps and more, check out WorldRowing.com.
Washington Wrapped Up Successful Summer with US Rowing Club Nationals
Five Washington student-athletes wrapped up a successful summer racing campaign at the US Rowing Club Nationals. Representing Seattle Area Rowing Association, Madison Molitor, ’19, and Sam Halbert, ’20, took an early lead in the Men’s Elite Pair and Intermediate pair races and never looked back. They took home the gold in both events. Rising sophomores George Esau, ’20, and Cole Zwierzynski, ’20, finished second behind Halbert and Molitor in the Elite Pair event. Joined by coxswain Thomas Fuller, ’20, the two pairs joined forces and came away with Gold in the men’s elite coxed four. Well rowed!