Jun 27 ROWING: US Rowing Announces 2008 Olympic Games Roster

June 27, 2008, 3:56 p.m. (ET)
The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team roster for rowing has been set, pending United States Olympic Committee approval, USRowing announced on Friday. Thirteen crews will represent the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

The U.S. will have crews competing in the women's single sculls, men's single sculls, women's double sculls, men's double sculls, lightweight women's double sculls, women's quadruple sculls, men's quadruple sculls, women's pair, men's pair, men's four, lightweight men's four, women's eight and men's eight.

The 45-person roster includes 10 multiple-time Olympians with six Olympic medals. Both Bryan Volpenhein and Paul Teti will be competing at their third Olympic Games. Volpenhein raced in the men's eight in 2000 and 2004, winning a gold medal in Athens. Teti rowed in the lightweight men's four at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Other returning Olympians include Wyatt Allen, Anna Cummins, Caryn Davies, Michelle Guerette, Beau Hoopman, Jamie Schroeder, Patrick Todd and Mary Whipple. Allen and Hoopman were members of the men's eight that won gold in 2004, while Cummins, Davies and Whipple were members of the women's eight that won silver in Athens.

Cummins is the lone member of the team that will be competing in two events. She will race in both the women's pair and eight. Also of note, Josh Inman and Matt Schnobrich, who won the men's pair at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials -Rowing earlier in June, both made the men's eight and have decided to give up their spots in the pair in order to concentrate on the eight. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the second-place finishers at trials, will now row the pair.

Rowing at the 2008 Olympic Games begins August 9 and runs through August 17. Finals are set for August 16-17. The competition will take place at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, located in Mapo Town in the Shunyi district of Beijing. The rowing course is located about 45 kilometers outside of downtown Beijing. The venue also will host the flat-water and slalom canoe-kayak competitions.

USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing's Official Sponsor is Johnson & Johnson; its Official Suppliers are Hudson Boat Works and NIKE, Inc.; its Official Patron is Concept2; its Official Electronics Outfitter is Nielsen Kellerman; its Official Timer is Powerhouse Timing; and its Preferred Printer is Sport Graphics Printing. USRowing also receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation.

2008 Olympic Games
Name, Hometown, Affiliation

Women's Single Sculls (W1x)
Michelle Guerette, Bristol, Conn., Radcliffe Assoc. of Rowing Alumnae

Men's Single Sculls (M1x)
Ken Jurkowski, New Fairfield, Conn., Unaffiliated

Men's Double Sculls (M2x)
Elliot Hovey (s), Manchester-By-The-Sea, Mass., California Rowing Club
Wes Piermarini (b), West Brookfield, Mass., California Rowing Club

Women's Double Sculls (W2x)
Ellen Tomek (s), Flushing, Mich., USRowing Training Center
Megan Kalmoe (b), St. Croix Falls, Wis., USRowing Training Center

Lightweight Women's Double Sculls (LW2x)
Jennifer Goldsack (s), Banstead, United Kingdom, USRowing Training Center
Renee Hykel (b), Haverford, Pa., USRowing Training Center/Penn AC

Men's Quadruple Sculls (M4x)
Scott Gault (s), Piedmont, Calif., California Rowing Club
Jamie Schroeder (3), Wilmette, Ill., Potomac Boat Club
Sam Stitt (2), McLean, Va., USRowing Training Center
Matt Hughes (b), Ludington, Mich., USRowing Training Center

Women's Quadruple Sculls (W4x)
Margot Shumway (s), Westlake, Ohio, Potomac Boat Club
Jennifer Kaido (3), West Leyden, N.Y., USRowing Training Center
Lindsay Meyer (2), Seattle, Wash., USRowing TC/Lake Union Crew
Lia Pernell (b), Seattle, Wash., Pocock Rowing Center

Men's Pair (M2-)
Cameron Winklevoss (s), Greenwich, Conn., USRowing Training Center
Tyler Winklevoss (b), Greenwich, Conn., USRowing Training Center

Women's Pair (W2-)
Anna Cummins (s), Bellevue, Wash., Pocock Rowing Center
Portia McGee (b), Seattle, Wash., USRowing Training Center

Men's Four (M4-)
Brett Newlin (s), Riverton, Wyo., USRowing Training Center
Giuseppe Lanzone (3), Annandale, Va., USRowing Training Center
Paul Teti (2), Upper Darby, Pa., USRowing Training Center
David Banks (b), Potomac, Md., USRowing Training Center

Lightweight Men's Four
Tom Paradiso (s), Blue Bell, Pa., USRowing Training Center
Will Daly (3), Vail, Colo., USRowing Training Center
Patrick Todd (2), Cincinnati, Ohio, USRowing Training Center
Mike Altman (b), Marin County, Calif., USRowing Training Center

Men's Eight (M8+)
Marcus McElhenney (c), Lansdowne, Pa., USRowing Training Center
Josh Inman (s), Hillsboro, Ore., USRowing TC/Vesper BC
Bryan Volpenhein (7), Cincinnati, Ohio, USRowing Training Center
Dan Walsh (6), Norwalk, Conn., USRowing Training Center
Steven Coppola (5), Buffalo, N.Y., USRowing Training Center
Micah Boyd (4), St. Paul, Minn., Penn Athletic Club
Wyatt Allen (3), Portland, Maine, USRowing TC/New York AC
Beau Hoopman (2), Plymouth, Wis., USRowing Training Center
Matt Schnobrich (b), St. Paul, Minn., Minnesota Rowing Found./Penn AC

Women's Eight (W8+)
Mary Whipple (c), Sacramento, Calif., USRowing Training Center
Caryn Davies (s), Ithaca, N.Y., USRowing Training Center
Caroline Lind (7), Greensboro, N.C., USRowing Training Center
Susan Francia (6), Abington, Pa., USRowing Training Center
Anna Cummins (5), Bellevue, Wash., Pocock Rowing Center
Elle Logan (4), Boothbay Harbor, Maine, USRowing TC/Stanford University
Anna Goodale (3), Camden, Maine, USRowing Training Center
Lindsay Shoop (2), Charlottesville, Va., USRowing Training Center
Erin Cafaro (b), Modesto, Calif., USRowing Training Center

Alternates
Warren Anderson, Paso Robles, Calif., USRowing Training Center
Andrew Bolton, Old Lyme, Conn., USRowing Training Center
Simon Carcagno, Pennington, N.J., USRowing Training Center
Rachel Jeffers, Los Gatos, Calif., USRowing Training Center
Chris Liwski, Sarasota, Fla., USRowing Training Center
Liane Malcos, Carlisle, Mass., USRowing TC/Riverside Boat Club
Julie Nichols, Livermore, Calif., Vesper Boat Club
Jason Read, Ringoes, N.J., USRowing TC/New York AC
Brett Sickler, Los Gatos, Calif., USRowing Training Center

2008 Olympic Coaching Staff
Name, Boat(s), Affiliation

Tom Terhaar, Women's Head Coach, W8+, W2, USRowing
Mike Teti, Men's Head Coach, M8+, USRowing
Kris Korzeniowski, National Coach, M4x, USRowing
Matt Imes, Men's Assistant Coach, M4-, USRowing
Laurel Korholz, Women's Assistant Coach, W2x, USRowing
John Parker, Men's Assistant Coach, LM4-, USRowing
Charley Butt, W1x, Harvard University
Cameron Kiosoglous, LW2x, M1x, Potomac Boat Club
Matt Madigan, W4x, Potomac Boat Club
Tim McLaren, M2x, California Rowing Club
Ted Nash, M2-, Penn Athletic Club

2008 Olympic Team Support
Name, Position, Affiliation

Andrew Carr, Interpreter, USRowing
Lisa Hass, Medical Support, University of Michigan
Mike Irwin, Boatman, University of Pennsylvania
Margaux Jackson, Assistant Team Manager, USRowing
Brett Johnson, Press Officer, USRowing
Kristine Karlson, Team Physician, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Donovan Langford, President, USRowing
Glenn Merry, Executive Director, USRowing
Marc Nowak, Medical Support, Sports Physical Therapy Institute
Elpi Pagitsas, Team Manager, USRowing
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