Trio Of Big Red Rowers To Represent US At World Championship


ITHACA, N.Y. – USRowing has announced that Cornell alumni Michael Colella '16, Tracy Eisser'12, and Alex Karwoski '12 will be among the 72-person roster that will represent the United States at the 2018 World Rowing Championships September 9-16 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Colella will make his second consecutive appearance in the men's pair after taking fifth in the B final a year ago to finish 11th in the world. A member of the senior national team since 2014, Eisser will compete for the first time in the women's eight. A former Big Red walk-on, Eisser earned a silver medal in the women's pair at the 2017 World Championships. That success came after three impressive years rowing in the quadruple sculls where she earned a fifth-place finish at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and a gold medal at the World Championships in 2015. Karwoski continues his tenure with the men's eight after winning silver at the 2017 World Championships. He was the lone holdover from the men's eight that finished fourth at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The US will have 27 crews competing in the eight-day regatta. Complete press coverage, athlete bios and links to event information will be available at www.usrowing.org and www.worldrowing.com. Follow along with the U.S. National Team as it prepares for the 2018 World Rowing Championships by using the hashtags #WRChamps and #WRChamps18. Cornellians On The 2018 U.S. National Team Roster Men's Pair Anders Weiss (Barrington, R.I./Brown University) Michael Colella (Kensington, Md./Cornell University) Women's Eight (c) Katelin Guregian (Detroit, Mich./University of Washington) Olivia Coffey (Watkins Glen, N.Y./Harvard University) Kristine O'Brien (Massapequa Park, NY/University of Virginia) Tracy Eisser (Fair Lawn, N.J./Cornell University) Dana Moffat (Manlius, N.Y./University of California, Berkeley) Felice Mueller (Cleveland, Ohio/University of Michigan) Emily Regan (Buffalo, N.Y./Michigan State University) Gia Doonan (Rochester, Mass./University of Texas) Vicky Opitz (Middleton, Wis./University of Wisconsin) Men's Eight (c) Julian Venonsky (Malvern, Pa./University of California, Berkeley) Patrick Eble (Fort Washington, Pa./Princeton University) Andrew Reed (Wayland, Mass./Harvard University) Mike DiSanto (Boston, Mass./Harvard University) Conor Harrity (Weston, Mass./Harvard University) Tom Dethlefs (Lawrenceville, N.J./Yale University) Tom Peszek (Farmington Hills, Mich./University of Michigan) Glenn Ochal (Philadelphia, Pa./Princeton University) Alex Karwoski (Moultonborough, N.H./Cornell University)

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