Ross Anderson, ’06, left, rowing with William Cowles, Hamilton ’09
Sarah Zelenka, ’09,right, rowing with Esther Lofgren
August 21, 2010: West Windsor, NJ—Grand Valley Rowing was well-represented last Saturday as two alumni raced in the A Finals at the prestigious USRowing National Selection Regatta #3, which served as a major step to making the 2010 World Championships.
Ross Anderson, ’06, raced with William Cowles, Hamilton College ’09, in the Men’s Doubles A Final, finishing in 6th place. To even get there, they had to race three times: Thursday morning they placed 5th in the time trial, then raced again Thursday night and took 2nd in their heat, and finally took third in the semifinal Friday morning to qualify for the A Final.
Sarah Zelenka, ’09, raced with Esther Lofgren and finished in 5th place in the Women’s Pair. They were 5th in the time trial on Thursday morning and then raced A Final Saturday. Both women won gold this summer rowing in the women’s 8 at the Lucerne World Cup regatta.
Both rowers will be trying to race at the 2010 World Championships in New Zealand. Zelenka has already been invited to the women’s eight selection camp. Anderson will be racing at the world trials in October.