Stanford at the World Rowing Championships
Aug. 23, 2006
Stanford Rowing Alumni and Alumna have shown bright in the dreary English summer weather in Dorney. The winds proved disruptive today for the Canadian Women's eight, led by Sabrina Kolker '03. Their race for the semi-finals has been pushed back until Thursday. Kolker was a 2004 Olympian and stroke of the 2003 Pac-10 Champion Stanford Women's Varsity eight. Adam Kreek '06, also representing Canada has advanced to the semi-finals in the Canadian Men's eight. Adam is a two-time World Champion who has impacted the Stanford community along with his wife Rebecca in a very positive way.
Jamie Schroeder '05, continues his outstanding effort in the single scull by earning a spot in the semi-finals with the twelve best scullers in the world. The 2004 Olympian has made the difficult transition from sweep rowing to sculling. This is his first international competition in the single and sets the foundation for two years of focused training that will lead to Beijing and the 2008 Olympics. Semi-final races will be held on Thursday and Friday with the medal races conducted this weekend. For live results, go to row2k.com and click on the World Championships.
NOTES: Women's Head Coach Yaz Farooq is in Dorney, Englad working at these World Championships in preparation for her work with NBC television and the 2008 coverage of rowing at the Beijing Olympics. Graduating Senior Jake Cornelius will attend Cambridge University this fall. Jake will have an opportunity to make the Cambridge eight for The Boatrace in the spring. This could set up an historical fist for Stanford Rowing with Jake in the Cambridge eight and Jamie Schroeder in the Oxford eight.