Former Men's Rowers Earn Spots on United States National Team

Aug. 7, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Two former Oregon State men's rowers earned spots on the 2009 United States Men's National Teams as former Beavers Dan Scholz (2006) and John Wainwright (2008) qualified for the squad at the 2009 World Championships Trials at the Finn M.W. Caspersen Rowing Center on Mercer Lake on Friday.

In the men's lightweight quadruple sculls, Scholz teamed with a crew of Sam Cunningham (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Jon Winter (New Haven, Conn.) and Brian Tryon (Indianapolis, Ind.) as the Vesper Boat Club/GMS Rowing Center/Malta team won Friday's qualifying race by 3.4 seconds in a time of 6:01.46.

Meanwhile, rowing uncontested in the second final of the day, the Riverside Boat Club duo of Wainwright (Alameda, Calif.) and Alex Rothmeier (Edina, Minn.) completed the course to earn its berth in the men's lightweight pair. Wainwright and Rothmeier clocked a time of 6:53.79. Wainwright stroked the lightweight men's four at the 2008 Under 23 World Championships.

With the victories, Scholz and Wainright earned the right to represent the United States at the 2009 World Rowing Championships, August 23-30, in Poznan, Poland.

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