Eight Harvard Alumni Selected for World Rowing Championships

Eight Harvard Alumni Selected for World Rowing Championships

Recent graduates Campbell and Wales among eight Harvard alumni selected to compete at 2014 World Championships. (Harvard Athletic Communications)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – USRowing announced this week that eight Harvard rowers were named to the roster for the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. The event begins Aug. 24 and runs through Sept. 1.

Among the past Crimson athletes competing for team USA are Andrew Campbell '14, Liv Coffey '11, Austin Meyer '12, Matt O'Leary '13, Henrik Rummel '09, and Mike Wales '14.

Campell, coming off a gold medal at the U23 World Championships, will be competing in the men's lightweight single sculls division. Campbell also won the event at the U23 World Championships in 2013.

Coffey will be competing in the women's quadruple sculls. She looks to win her second-consecutive world championship in the event.

Meyer will be rowing in the lightweight men's double sculls division. He looks to improve on his 12th place finish at the 2013 World Championships.

O'Leary will be racing with the lightweight men's eight.

Rummel is vying for his second-consecutive top-three finish in the men's four division. He earned 2013 USRowing Athlete of the Year honors after taking home bronze at the 2013 World Rowing Championships.

Wales is competing in the lightweight men's pairs. He looks to build on his second-place finish at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup III.

Josh Hicks '13 will stroke the Australian eight, while Vincent Breet '16 will competed in the South African pair. 

Eighty (80) athletes will represent the United States' team in The Netherlands, which is hosting the event for the first time since 1977. The event will feature 1,200 of the top rowers from around the world.