USA Rowing roster named for 2015 Summer Games

USA Rowing roster named for 2015 Summer Games

PRINCETON, N.J. – The athletes that will compete in rowing events at the 2015 World University Games, July 3-14, in Gwangju, South Korea have been selected, USRowing announced Monday.

While the crews are just beginning practices and getting organized, final lineups have not yet been set. The event will feature racing in the men’s and women’s single sculls, lightweight men’s and women’s single sculls, men’s and women’s double sculls, lightweight men’s and women’s double sculls, men’s pair, men’s and women’s four and men’s eight.

The World University Games is a multisport event held every two years. It is organized by the International University Sports Federation and open to university athletes. This year’s games will have U.S. representation in 21 sports with 550 athletes, the largest U.S. team in the history of the event.

Nineteen men and ten women have been named to the team.

Of the 19 men, two were part of the team that finished sixth in the men’s eight in 2013, in Kazan, Russia, including Zach Petronic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) from the University of Pittsburgh and Ian Luetzow (Louisville, Ky.) of Drexel University. This year, Petronic will participate in the sculling events.

Athlete (Hometown) Affiliation


Alex Brown (Pinckney, Mich.) University of Michigan
Clarke Cady-McCrea (Skaneateles, NY) Colgate University
Austin Gentry (Corona, Calif.) Grand Valley State University
Stephen George (Indianapolis, Ind.) Oklahoma City University
Hadzo Habibovic (Chicago, Ill.) Oklahoma City University
Matthew Herbers (Battle Creek, Mich.) University of Michigan
Ian Luetzow (Louisville, Ky.) Drexel University
Tim Maytom (San Diego, Calif.) University of California, Los Angeles
Peter McHugh (Ashley, Ind.) Purdue University
Jacob Morton (Seattle, Wash.) University of Washington
Trevor Michelson (New York, N.Y.) Wesleyan University
Kevin O’Connor (Claremont, N.H.) University of Washington
Zachary Petronic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) University of Pittsburgh
Baruch Price (Tulsa, Okla.) Oklahoma City University
Ryan Searcy (Raleigh, N.C.) University of North Carolin
Carl Smith (Phoenix, Ariz.) Western Washington University
Mitchell Tyson (Monroe, Mich.) University of Michigan
Wesley Vear (Marquette, Mich.) University of Michigan
Thomas Watts (Shaker Heights, Ohio) College of the Holy Cross


Hannah Anderson (McLoud, Okla.) University of Central Oklahoma
Marissa Catalanotto (Northport, N.Y) University of Tulsa
Sara Coleman (Waynesville, Mo.) Oklahoma City University
Lindsay Crute (Augusta, Ga.) University of Tulsa
Kate Flanders (Sarasota, Fla.) Yale University
Madeline Kuntz (Philadelphia, Pa.) University of Alabama
Elizabeth Mathews (Wichita, Kansas) Oklahoma City University
Leigh Smith (Oklahoma City Okla.) Oklahoma City University
Dempsey Wartell (San Francisco, Calif.) Colgate University
Kayla Yraceburu (Camas, Wash.) Oklahoma City University

Coaching Staff

Gregg Hartsuff, University of Michigan
Russell Giacobbe, University of Michigan
Charley Sullivan, University of Michigan
Liza Dickson, Oklahoma City University