PRINCETON ROWING COLLECTS THREE MEDALS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, QUALIFIES FIVE BOATS FOR 2020 OLYMPIC
LINZ-OTTENSHEIM, AUSTRIA – The Shea Rowing Center secured three medals at the 2019 World Rowing Championships. Margaret Bertasi '14 and the U.S. lightweight 2- earned the gold medal (7:32.64) over Italy (7:34.20) and Germany (7:37.72). Erin Reelick '16 and the United States 8+ unit nabbed the bronze medal, racing out to a 6:01.93, behind New Zealand (5:56.91) and Australia (5:59.63). Tom George '18 and Great Britain (5:22.35) collected the bronze medal in 8+ A-Final. Tim Masters '15 and Australia (5:22.88) was fourth just in front of Patrick Eble '16 and Nick Mead '17 of the United States (5:23.92). Marty Barakso '16 and Canada 8+ were second in the B-Final (5:42.90). Tyler Nase '13 and the United States Lightweight 1x group placed third in the B-Final (7:01.35) behind Austria and Poland. Italy won the A-Final (6:59.48) over Hungary and Australia. Gevvie Stone '07 in the United States 2x boat picked up the fifth spot (6:49.86) in the A-Final. Michaela Copenhaver and the U.S. 4X group just missed out on a medal, snagging fourth, (6:38.36). Fred Vystavel '16 with his Denmark 4- boat took fourth in the C-Final (6:02.56). Princeton rowers helped qualify five boats for the 2020 Tokyo Games (U.S. Men's 8+, U.S. Women's 8+, U.S. Women's 2X, Australia Men's 8+, Great Britain Men's 8+).