Class of '07 Oarsman Among U.S. Elite
PRINCETON, N.J. - Former Yale rower Charlie Cole's pair won the 2010 U.S. Rowing National Selection Regatta on May 15 on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. The victory confirms Cole's place as one of the two top sweep oarsmen in the United States. It is the second straight year he has captured this event.
Cole and Cornelius gained a 3.3-second lead over USTC – Chula Vista's Dan Walsh (Norwalk, Conn.) and Henrik Rummel (Pittsford, N.Y.) at the 1,000-meter mark before crossing the line in a 6:27.942 in the final event. Walsh and Rummel finished second in a 6:30.433, followed by USTC – Princeton's Brett Newlin (Riverton, Wyo.) and David Banks (Potomac, Md.) with a 6:33.919.
“The racing was very close all weekend and hopefully it is
a positive reflection of where our group is right now,” said
Cole, a 2007 graduate who will not be in Connecticut for the May 29
Yale-Harvard Regatta. “We were racing our teammates so
the fact that the group as a whole was tightly bunched and that
there was some good racing was the most positive
Up next for Cole is next week's World Cup in Bled, Slovenia.