Former Ivies Help U.S. Bring Home Seven World Rowing Championship Medals
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CHUNGJU, South Korea -- Former Ivy Leaguers played a role in seven medals for the United States at the 2013 World Rowing Championships on the Tangeum Lake regatta course.
Two of those medals were gold as former Brown rower Tessa Gobbo and former Harvard-Radcliffe rower Olivia Coffey teamed with Felice Mueller and Emily Huelskamp to take first place in the Women's Four (W4-). In the final, the U.S. women's four fell behind early but took control around the halfway point and pushed past Canada by over four seconds.
Princeton's Caroline Lind rowed as a part of the U.S. women's eight (W8+) winning gold for an eighth-straight year with a dominant victory by nearly five seconds. USRowing's newly-formed eight of Lind, Katelin Snyder, Vicky Opitz, Meghan Musnicki, Grace Luczak, Lauren Schmetterling, Emily Regan, Kerry Simmonds and Amanda Polk dominated from the start, pushing a bow ball out ahead of the field by 250 meters in, to close in a time of 6:02.14. Romania was second in 6:07.04 and Canada was third in 6:09.34.
Earning silver medals for the U.S. were Brown's Peter Gibson in the Lightweight Men's Eight (LM8+), Princeton's Katie Bertko in the Lightweight Women's Double Sculls (LW2x) and Dartmouth's Dave Smith in the Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls (LM4x).
Harvard's Henrik Rummel grabbed bronze in the Men's Four (M4-), as did Yale's Thomas Dethlefs in the Men's Eight (M8+).