Keenan and Crew Claim Silver for Australia, Bulldogs Finish Racing at World Championships

VARESE, Italy- Rising senior Simon Keenan, rowing in the Men's 8+ for his mother country of Australia, helped his boat finish second in the grand final of the event at U23 World Championships earlier this morning.  The Australian crew was able to row through the Americans, but ran out of water before being able to overtake the boat from New Zealand, which finished first.  Keenan rowed in the international regatta last year, representing Australia in the coxed four and helping the squad land a fourth place finish. 

"It was frustrating to come up short," said Keenan, "but still a great honor to represent Australia and Yale at the world championship."
 

In the same event, both rising sophomore Ollie Wynne-Griffith and rising junior Thomas Pagel were rowing in the eight from Great Britain, which finished sixth.

 

Also representing the Bulldogs in Varese were incoming freshmen Paul Jacquot and Sholto Carnegie. Jacquot rowed in the French 4+ and finished third overall, earning bronze.  Carnegie competed in the Men's 4x event for Great Britain and finished 13th overall, winning the C Final.

 

Between the five Bulldogs who competed at the World Championships this summer, all four classes of current rowers in the program were represented.  The squad will be able to build off of the expereince that is so well-spaced throughout the team come the Fall, when they reconvene in New Haven, begin training together and set their sights on the Spring of 2015.

 

For full results from U23 World Championships, click here.

 

Report filed by Ari Zimmet '16, Yale Sports Publicity.

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