NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale heavyweight crew will have a major presence in upcoming international regattas for USRowing. Three Bulldogs -- Henry Cole '10 (New Canaan, Conn.), rising junior Thomas Dethlefs (Lawrenceville, N.J.) and rising senior Derek Johnson (Hillsborough, Calif.) -- have been named to the U.S. Under-23 National Rowing Team that will compete at the U-23 World Championships later this month in Brest, Belarus. In addition, Henry Cole's brother Charlie Cole '07 (New Canaan, Conn.) will race the coxless pair this weekend in the last World Cup regatta of the summer.
Charlie Cole will row with Jacob Cornelius in the World Cup, which is held on the Rotsee in Lucerne, Switzerland. If he finishes in the top four he will automatically qualify to race at the senior World Championships later this fall on Lake Karapiro in New Zealand.
Cole has extensive international rowing experience, including finishing fifth in the pair at the 2009 World Rowing Championships. He also won bronze in the pair at the 2009 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne and was seventh in the pair at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Banyoles.
For the U-23 World Championships, Henry Cole and Johnson have been selected for the 4x and Dethlefs has been selected for the 8+.
Johnson, Dethlefs and Cole finished the 2010 spring season at Yale rowing No. 7, No. 6 and No. 5, respectively, in the varsity eight, which reclaimed the Blackwell and Carnegie Cups this year for the first time since 2007. Dethlefs and Johnson, the 2010-11 captain, will both return to Yale this fall, along with four other oarsmen from the 2010 varsity eight (rising junior stroke Ben Bowles, rising senior No. 4 Marcos Carzolio, rising senior No. 3 Matthew Ramlow and rising senior bow Alex Mastroyannis).