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Thank you for considering making a donation! Penn AC certainly appreciates your donation of any size. You can designate your donation to support our World Championship squad, as it will cost about $30,000 to send 6 scullers and our coach to that event.
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More info on the 2019 Worlds Team:
Six scullers from Penn AC's HPG will be representing the U.S. at the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria from August 25 to September 1. They have the opportunity to not only compete for a World Championship, but also to qualify spots for the U.S. National Team at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, if they place high enough in Austria.
The Men’s 4x is made up of Penn AC scullers Greg Ansolabehere (Bakersfield, Calif.), Sebastian Amberger (Towson, Md.), Michael Knippen (Germantown, Wis.) along with John Graves (Cincinnati, Ohio) from Craftsbury Sculling Center. They have been training together the past few months under Sean Hall, Penn AC’s high performance head coach, and recently finished 8th in the Men’s 4x at the second World Cup event in Poznan, Poland. This boat can qualify a spot for the U.S. at the 2020 Olympics if they place in the top 8 in Austria.
Graves, Ansolabehere and Knippen all represented the U.S. at the 2018 World Rowing Championships, with Graves in the Men’s 2x and Ansolabehere and Knippen in the Men’s 4x. While Amberger is on his first National Team, Graves will be making his 6th appearance at the World Rowing Championships, having competed for the U.S. in 2013-2015 and 2017-2018.
Penn AC’s Men’s 2x of Justin Keen (Hatfield, Pa.) and Erik Frid (Madbury, N.H.) will be returning to the World Championships after both competing in the Men’s 4x last year. Frid also raced in the Men’s 4x at the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Keen and Frid have been training at Penn AC the past several years, under Coach Hall, and won the Men’s Championship 2x at the Head of the Charles Regatta in 2016 and 2017 against international scullers. They also won the Prince of Wales Cup (4x) at the Royal Henley Regatta in 2016, racing under the Schuylkill Navy HPC. This boat can qualify a spot for the U.S. at the 2020 Olympics if they place in the top 11 in Austria.