VARESE, Italy – Former Harvard lightweight crew standout Andrew Campbell '14 won the single sculls event at the 2014 World Rowing U23 Championships over the weekend.
Winning the event for the second-straight year, Campbell crossed the finish line in 6:54.490, besting Enes Kusku of Turkey (7:00.140). Campbell posted a one-second lead by the 500m mark and would not relent. Campbell was coached by Harvard lightweight crew assistant Linda Muri.
Finishing second overall with the Australian men's eight, James Medway '15 and Charlie Risbey '15 helped the squad to a 5:28.820 finish, just under two seconds behind New Zealand. Risbey stroked the boat, while Medway sat in the bow.
Also in the race was James Johnston, sitting in the bow of the Great Britain boat. GBR placed sixth in the final with a time of 5:37.070.
Also in action in the single sculls was Nicolai Astrup-Wiik '15, who finished fourth in the C final with a time of 7:21.22. Chris Wales '17 – also coached by Muri – took fifth in the B final of the double sculls, clocking a time of 6:37.390.
Chase Buchholz '17 helped the USA men's four to a sixth-place finish in the final (6:00.420).
Alexander Bonorris '15, sitting in the bow seat of the lightweight men's four, helped the USA to a first place in the B final, posting a time of 6:07.370.
Lucas Farewell '16 and Samuel Frum '16 also raced in the lightweight four, crossing the finish line fourth with team Canada (6:16.100).
Juri-Mikk Udan '17 finished sixth the D final with time of 7:26.370 rowing for Estonia.