U.S. Under 23 Eight Wins Gold at the Nation's Cup in Genoa, Italy

July 29, 2002

Genoa, Italy - The US Men's Eight had a remarkable showing at the Nation's Cup. In his first international final, five seat (and current Cardinal) Jamie Schroeder helped propel the boat to a first place finish.

The men's eight won the gold medal in a time of 6:12.05, finishing 3.67 seconds ahead of second-place Canada. The U.S. got off to a strong start, racing to a 1.84-second lead at the 500-meter mark over then second-place Italy. The crew continued to build its lead over the second quarter of the race and led Germany at the midway point by more than five seconds. With 500 meters to go, the Canadian crew had taken over second place but the U.S. still retained a substantial lead and cruised to the finish.

Final Times Men's 8+

USA 6:12.05
Canada 6:15.75
Germany 6:17.45
Austrailia 6:20.68
Russia 6:23.75
Italy 6:24.28

Overall, it was an impressive showing from the US team. Four medals including gold in the men's eight, silver in the women's pair, and bronze in the women's double sculls and men's pair were achieved on the final day of competition at the 2002 World Under 23 Regatta in Genoa, Italy.

For complete race results, visit: www.row2k.com.

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