Rowing Preview
The 2019 Pan American Games will feature racing from 21 members of Team USA, including 15 national team newcomers.

The United States will send 11 crews to compete at the event in women’s and men’s single sculls, women’s and men’s double sculls, lightweight women’s and men’s double sculls, women’s and men’s pair, women’s quadruple sculls, men’s four and men’s eight.

Lucas Bellows will compete in men’s single sculls for the first time as a U.S. national team member. He began rowing at the University of Minnesota, where he took home a gold medal in single sculls at the 2017 Dad Vail Regatta his senior year.

Jenifer Forbes will race in women’s single sculls at the Pan American Games. An experienced international competitor, she earned a bronze medal in women’s eight at the 2011 World Rowing Under-23 Championships.

Lightweight double scullers Cooper Hurley and James McCullough rowed together at the University of Delaware. The two will put their small boat sculling abilities to the test while racing together at the Pan American Games.

Maggie Fellows and Julia Lonchar will race in the women’s double sculls event. Fellows has won gold in the U-23 single at the 2013 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, and Lonchar received the Most Valuable Oarswoman award from Purdue Crew in 2007. 

Keara Twist and Sydney Taylor will race together in lightweight double sculls after placing first in the event at the 2019 Pan American Games Trials. They will also join Fellows and Lonchar in the women’s quadruple sculls. 

Liz Euiler and Solveig Imsdahl will compete in the women’s pair event. This is Euiler’s first event as a member of the U.S. national team, while Imsdahl has earned a gold medal in pair at the 2012 World Rowing Under-23 World Championships.

Wesley Vear and Nathan Lado will race in men’s double sculls after placing first in the event at the 2019 Pan American Games Trials. Vear represented the U.S. at the 2015 World University Games and placed first in the men’s eight. Lado will be making his national team debut in Lima.

Rounding out Team USA are members of the men’s eight: James Garay, Logan Smith, Jonathan Zagroba, Paul Verni, Thaddeus Babiec, Veton Celaj, Jason Read and Kyle Peabody. Coral Kasden will serve as the coxswain of the men’s eight.

Peabody earned a bronze medal in men’s eight at the 2015 Pan American Games and Read was a member of the world record-setting 2004 U.S. Olympic Men’s Eight. First-time national team members Garay and Smith will also compete together in men’s pair, while Zagroba, Verni, Babiec and Celaj will form the men’s four. 

Team USA will compete in rowing events from Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Albufera Medio Mundo – Huacho.