Rowing News: HUDSON: SHARKS claim world bests
August 22, 2022 – The 2022 U19 and U23 World Championships, held in Varese, Italy from July 25-31, 2022, proved to be a successful campaign for the SHARKS, winning 8 medals across different events and boat classes. HUDSON was proud to support the USA and Canada national under-19 teams and the Canada national under-23 team.
The first medal of the championship went to USA, who won the women’s U19 4+ event for the second year in a row. After the team, coached by Community Rowing Inc.’s Skye Elliott, set a new world best time (WBT) in their prelim for lanes (6:54.50), they set their own WBT at a time during the A-Finals eclipsed by 6:52.84, ahead of Italy and Romania.
For the second year in a row, the U19 women 8+, coached by Chicago Rowing Foundation’s Mike Wallin, dominated the field, taking 1st place and setting an impressive new U19 world best time of 6:12.16 for this blue ribbon -Event on.
U19 boys head coach Eric Gehrke led the U19 men 8+ in another medal performance at the World Championships, taking bronze behind Germany and Great Britain. There were three returning members of the U19 Men 8+ 2021 including helmsman Adam Casler.
Riding in the U23 men’s LWT 2, Nathaniel Sass and Calin Hayy gave the USA another gold medal in a time of 6:36.94, finishing ahead of Italy and Chile. Sass and Hay finished 4th in the 2021 U23 Men’s LWT 2-.
Just weeks after winning the 2022 NCAA Championships, Head Coach Dave O’Neill and four University of Texas Longhorn athletes took to the international stage, representing the USA in the U23 Women’s 4. With a time of 6:38.12, the USA took the world title ahead of Great Britain and Australia.
SHARK team athlete Isaiah Harrison returned to the world stage after a bronze medal performance in 2021 in the JM1x U19 category. Harrison made his debut in the BM1x U23 division with a time of 7:14.89 and took silver just behind Germany.
Elisa Bolinger and Grace Vandenbroek, the U23 Women 2x representing Canada, finished 2nd in a time of 7:04.70, just behind Romania and ahead of Great Britain.
Canadian Stephen Harris realized a dream and achieved a world podium with a bronze medal performance in the U23 men’s lightweight 1x. Harris was part of the 2021 Canada junior team and competed in U19 men’s 4x.
The Senior World Championships in Racice, CZE, are coming up on September 18-25, 2022. SHARK Team athletes Kara Kohler, Ben Davison and Trevor Jones will be among those representing HUDSON internationally.
For more information about HUDSON, please visit https://www.hudsonboatworks.com or contact your local sales representative.