U.S. men fall short at Russia World Cup
The U.S. men's pentathlon team finished out of the qualification during Friday's World Cup event in Rostov, Russia.
Will Brady (Howell, Mich.), pictured above, narrowly missed qualifying, coming up one position and 20 pentathlon points shy of advancing to Sunday's final round. Brady turned in the third fastest time in his group for the combined run/shoot portion with a time of 10:56.86.
Elsewhere, both Dennis Bowsher (Dallas, Texas) and Sam Sacksen (Somerset, Pa.) had top-10 placings in individual events with Bowsher finishing 10th in the swim (2:05.73) and Sacksen placing 10th in the combined (11:11.12).
Full results can be found at www.pentathlon.org.
Team USA qualified two athletes for the finals of the women's competition. U.S. Army Captain Mickey Kelly (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Rendy Opdycke (Los Angeles, Calif.) easily advanced in their semi-final matches on Thursday and will face-off against the top pentathletes in the world on Saturday, April 21st.
Fans around the world will be treated to a free webcast of World Cup #4 live from Rostov, Russia.
You can find all the action by clicking here on Saturday.
The schedule of the live webcast will be:
Saturday 21 April - Women's Final (all times Eastern)
- Fencing Highlights: 7:50-8:15 a.m.
- Swimming Highlights 8:15-8:30 a.m.
- Riding LIVE: 8:30-9:35 a.m.
- Fencing & Swimming Highlights: 9:35-10:35 a.m.
- Combined Event Warm up LIVE: 10:35-10:45 a.m.
- Combined Event LIVE: 10:45-11:05 a.m.
- Interviews & Award Ceremony: 11:05 a.m.-12:00 p.m