Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Boys Pair Advances to US Rowing Nationals



 
Photo from left to right Coach Mike Smith, Devin Swech, Austin Edleman, Coach Emily Coldren, and Coach Rachel Shustack.
Owen J Roberts Varsity Boys Pair win the PRSA City Championship securing invitation to USRowing Youth Nationals Championships
Boat House Row, Schuylkill River, PA- OJR Senior Devin Swech of Spring City and OJR Senior Austin Edleman of Phoenixville, continued their winning streak on Sunday May 1st at the PRSA City Championships.  They won the Boys Varsity Pair with a time of 5:29.34. 
This win secured their invitation to compete at the US Rowing Nationals held June 10-12, 2016, at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ hosted by Princeton National Rowing Association.  The premiere youth rowing event in the United States, USRowing’s annual Youth National Championships sees approximately 1,500 athletes competing in more than 350 crews, representing some 150 teams from across the country – all vying for national titles in 18 boat classes, this event is invitational only.
Swech and Edleman also won the Boys Varsity Pair division at the both the 4th and 5th Manny Flick/Horvat Series.  Both boys will be continuing their rowing careers at D1 universities for rowing - Devin Swech has recently committed to row at Saint Joseph’s University and Austin Edleman will be rowing for Temple University.
The Owen J Roberts Crew Club is a recreational club out of Pottstown and is affiliated with the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association (PSRA).  For more information on the OJR Crew Club call Kim Edleman at 484-280-5686 or email ojrcrew@comcast.net.  Men’s Coach Mike Smith mikes1x2x@gmail.com or 610-906-9815

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