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Chris Buesser of Ridgewood named to USRowing 2012 Under 23 National Team Roster

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USRowing, Photo: USA U23 mens eight on the podium in 2011 (Peter Spurrier)

Chris Buesser of Ridgewood named to USRowing 2012 Under 23 National Team Roster
FRIDAY, 06 JULY 2012 12:39

PRINCETON, N.J. — The 2012 Under 23 National Team roster has been set, USRowing announced on Thursday. Twenty-one crews will represent the United States at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 11-15 in Trakai, Lithuania.

Under 23 world champions will be crowned in 21 events including the men’s single sculls, women’s single sculls, lightweight men’s single sculls, lightweight women’s single sculls, men’s double sculls, women’s double sculls, lightweight men’s double sculls, lightweight women’s double sculls, men’s quadruple sculls, women’s quadruple sculls, lightweight men’s quadruple sculls, lightweight women’s quadruple sculls, men’s pair, women’s pair, lightweight men’s pair, men’s four, women’s four, lightweight men’s four, men’s four with coxswain, men’s eight and women’s eight.

Twenty-three athletes return from the 2011 Under 23 National Team including six medalists. Last year, the United States won four medals and set two under 23 world best times in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The U.S. won gold in the women’s pair and men’s eight and bronze in the women’s eight and lightweight men’s single sculls.

Racing begins on Wednesday, July 11, with heats. Finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15.

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