World Rowing Championships

Two Exonians will compete at the 2007 World Rowing Championships in Munich, Germany. Sloan DuRoss ’95 and Deaglan McEachern ’01 will both be racing in the U.S. Men’s Quadruple Sculls event. This regatta will culminate the 2007 racing season and offer predictions for the Olympic Games next year in Beijing. Both athletes have worked hard to prove their speed at various regattas and trials this summer:

  • At the Third 2007 National Selection Regatta in early June, DuRoss and McEachern rowed in separate boats in the Men’s Double Sculls event–DuRoss finishing second and McEachern third in the final.
  • Two weeks later, DuRoss competed in the Men’s Quadruple Sculls event at the Rowing World Cup in Amsterdam, finishing seventh overall.
  • The following week, McEachern competed in the Men’s Double Sculls and Men’s Quadruple Sculls events at the 2007 USRowing National Chmapionships at Mercer Lake, New Jersey. Amazingly, McEachern won first place in both finals on the same day less than four hours apart.
  • In mid July, McEachern competed in the Men’s Double Sculls event at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the final, he won a third-place bronze medal, a mere six-hundredths of a second short of silver.

After racing separately all season, the two Exonians, by chance, were both selected to row in the Men’s Quadruple Sculls for the Rowing World Championships this weekend. The quad’s first heat will take place against Egypt, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Argentina on Monday, August 27th at 12:00 noon Munich local time (6:00 AM EST). The top two boats in each of the four heats for the quad will qualify directly for the semifinals on Friday. The remaining sixteen boats will compete for the four other spots in the semifinals in the repechage races on Wednesday. In the meantime, check out a video of the quad doing a practice start in Munich.

View results live at the FISA website.

Video from http://www.rowcoachmedia.com.

Update: Check out more photos of the quad at row2k.



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