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Henrik Rummel ’09 Named to U.S. Olympic Rowing Team

USRowing Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Former Harvard oarsman Henrik Rummel ’09 has been named to the men’s four that will represent the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games, pending final approval from the United States Olympic Committee, USRowing announced Monday.

Rummel was a three-year member of the Harvard heavyweight varsity eight, rowing on the Eastern-championship crew in 2007 and in three IRA National Championships varsity eight grand finals. He joins former Crimson lightweight captain Will Newell ’11, who previously qualified as part of the men’s lightweight four, on the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team.

The lineup includes Scott Gault (Piedmont, Calif.), Charlie Cole (New Canaan, Conn.), Rummel (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Glenn Ochal (Philadelphia, Pa.).

Gault, a returning 2008 Olympian, finished fifth in men’s quadruple sculls in Beijing. He and Cole were members of the men’s four that qualified the boat for London with its fourth-place finish at the 2011 World Rowing Championships. Rummel competed in the men’s eight and Ochal in the men’s quadruple sculls at last year’s world championships.

Selection for the men’s four was determined based on lineup evaluations, national selection regatta results and training camp performance in Chula Vista, Calif., under U.S. men’s coach Tim McLaren.

In total, 12 crews will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games. Three boat classes – the men’s single sculls, men’s pair and women’s pair – will be contested June 11-14 at the 2012 Olympic Trials in West Windsor, N.J. The remaining three crews – the women’s eight and men’s and women’s quadruple sculls – will be named on June 22.