USRowing Announces 2009 World Championships Roster

Aug. 12, 2009, 1:38 p.m. (ET)

PRINCETON, N.J. - The 2009 U.S. national team roster has been set, USRowing has announced. Twenty-four crews, including two crews of athletes with physical disabilities, will represent the United States at the 2009 World Rowing Championships scheduled for August 23-30 in Poznan, Poland.  The 2009 World Rowing Championships combine both athletes with and without physical disabilities.

For athletes with physical disabilities, the United States will have crews competing in the adaptive men's single sculls and adaptive four with coxswain categories.

Two athletes that competed in the 2008 Paralympic Games are scheduled to race - Ron Harvey (Long Beach, Calif.) and Emma Preuschl (Indianapolis, Ind.).  Preuschl was part of the boat that won a silver medal in Beijing, where rowing made its Paralympic Games debut. 

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Adaptive Men's Single Sculls (AM1x)
Ron Harvey, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach Rowing Association

Adaptive Mixed Four (A4+)
Tim Edsell, Louisville, Ky., Unaffiliated
Eric McDaniel, Weeki Wachee, Fla., Unaffiliated
Andrew Johnson, Greenwich, Conn., Unaffiliated
Emma Preuschl, Indianapolis, Ind., Indianapolis Rowing Center
Jen Klapper, Philadelphia, Pa., Undine Barge Club

Coaching Staff
Name, Affiliation, Boat(s)
Pat Brown, Philadelphia Program for the Disabled, AM1x, A4+
Karen Lewis, Philadelphia Program for the Disabled, AM1x, A4+

Team Support
Name, Position

Kate Ackerman, Team Physician
Michelle Bensman, Medical Support
Allison Frederick, USRowing Press Officer
Timothy Hosea, Team Physician
Margaux Jackson, USRowing Programs Coordinator
Don Langford, USRowing President
Andreas Maul, Boatman
Marc Nowak, Medical Support
Elpi Pagitsas, USRowing Programs Manager
Michael Samaha, Adaptive Team Support