July 12, 2010

Former Yale Rowers Shine At 2010 World Cup

Jamie Redman '08 Wins Two Gold Medals;  Ashley Brzozowicz '04 Earns Silver, Bronze For Canada

LUCERNE, Switzerland – A thrilling women's eight final at the 2010 Rowing World Cup had a distinct Yale flavor. Jamie Redman '08 sat in the United States boat that finished two-tenths of a second ahead of the Canadian eight that featured Ashley Brzozowicz '04. The gold medal in the eight capped a big weekend for Redman, who also was part of the winning women's four. Brzozowicz captured a bronze medal in the women's pair in addition to her silver with the eight.

The U.S. came from behind in the final 100 meters of the women's eight race to win. The Canadian crew, coming off a win at the Henley Royal Regatta, got out to an early lead and maintained half of a boat length on the U.S. and Great Britain through the body of the race. Great Britain fell back in the last 500 meters, while the U.S. and Canada went stroke-for-stroke to the finish line. The U.S. finished in 6:12.19 to Canada's 6:12.39.

Redman's gold medal in the four came much easier. The U.S. grabbed an early lead in the final, had open water on the rest of the field by the halfway point and cruised to a 6.2-second victory.

Redman has become a mainstay in the U.S. Rowing program. She was part of the women's four without coxswain at the 2009 World Rowing Championships and won a gold medal with the women's eight at the 2008 World Rowing Under-23 Championships. At Yale, she helped Yale's varsity eight to a pair of NCAA Championships and was a 2007 CRCA All-America selection.

Brozowicz has enjoyed a lengthy career with the Canadian program. She competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with the women's eight. At Yale, she sat in the No. 6 seat in the varsity eight that finished second at the 2004 NCAA Championships.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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