Rowers Represent Their Country and Yale at the U23 World Championships
New Haven, CT – Four current rowers and one incoming first-year began racing today at the 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Poznan, Poland. Racing concludes this Sunday, July 29.
Racing for the United States, Woods Connell '20 is making his debut on the Under 23 team. Connell earned a spot coxing the men's four with coxswain. The crew won their heat today with the fastest time of the day and secured a spot in the grand final. Last year, the United States won the bronze medal in this event.
Three rowers are representing Great Britain: Charlie Elwes '19, Thomas Digby '20, and Leonard Jenkins '20. All three of these Bulldogs sat in the varsity 8 crew this past season. Digby and Jenkins are rowing in the men's eight and are not scheduled to race until tomorrow morning, July 26.
Elwes secured a spot in Great Britian's priority boat, the coxless four. The crew finished second in their heat today securing a spot in the A/B semi-final. Last year, Elwes and Digby raced in this event winning a silver medal.
Incoming first-year, Dan Williamson, represents New Zealand and is racing in the coxless four. Williamson and his fellow oarsmen won their heat today beating out Elwes, his future teammate. Williamson now progresses to the A/B semi-final as well.
Racing continues tomorrow. Results can be found here.
By Izak Epstein '19, Sports Publicity Assistant. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.