Brzozowicz '04 Wins Silver With Canadian Eight
BLED, Slovenia – Jamie Redman '08, Taylor Ritzel '10 and the United States eight continued its dominance at the World Rowing Championships. The U.S. eight seized control in the third 500 en route to capturing gold on Lake Bled. It was the second straight gold medal for Redman and Ritzel and the sixth straight for the United States.
The victory completed a dominating summer for the U.S., which had already posted wins at the World Rowing Cup stop in Lucerne, Switzerland, and at the Royal Henley Regatta in England.
"It was absolutely exhilarating, start to finish," Redman told US Rowing. "I can't wait to see what we can do in the coming 11 months."
Redman and Ritzel weren't the only Bulldogs to medal. Ashley Brzozowicz '04 won a silver in the Canadian eight that finished second.
The U.S. finished in 6:03.65, while Canada crossed the line in 6:04.39.
Redman has considerable experience with U.S. Rowing. She won a gold medal in 2008 with the women's eight at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships. At the 2009 World Championships, she won a silver medal with the women's four without coxswain.
At Yale, Redman was a 2007 CRCA All-America selection and twice earned All-New England honors. She helped the Bulldogs varsity eight to an undefeated season, including the NCAA title, in 2007 and then another national championship as a senior.
Ritzel also is quickly gaining experience with US Rowing. Shortly after graduating Yale she won a gold medal at the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Belarus.
At Yale she was a three-time CRCA All-American, and helped the varsity eight to three NCAA grand final titles.
Brzozowicz is a veteran with Canadian Rowing. She joined the team full-time in 2006 and has competed in numerous international regattas, including the 2008 Olympics.
At Yale, Brzozowicz was in the No. 6 seat in Yale's varsity eight that finished second at the 2004 NCAA Championships. She was the first athlete to row under head coach Will Porter's tutelage to earn a spot in the Olympics.
Photo Courtesy of US Rowing
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity