Athletic News

Rowers Selected to USA National Team Camps

Carly Barbato – June 21, 2018

USRowing invited two Deerfield rowers from the national youth championships gold medal 4+ boat to the upcoming national team camp.  Henry Lowe ’19 was invited to the Under 19 Men’s National Team Camp and Jimmy Patton ’20 was selected to attend the Under 18 High Performance Camp as announced Monday by USRowing.

The U19 Men’s National Team selection camp will be training for the upcoming 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships to be held August 8-12 in Racice, Czech Republic.  Rowers will earn their spot for the World Rowing Junior Championships at the selection camp.

Patton and the other 50 athletes attending the U18 High Performance Camp in Ashland, OR will be training for the USRowing Club National Championships where all athletes will represent the USA U19 National Development Program at the event. The 2018 US Rowing Club National Championships will take place July 11-15, 2018, on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ.

This season, Henry and Jimmy rowed to an undefeated season which was capped off with the  New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championship first boat gold medal and team title in the 4+ division and they concluded the 2018 season by capturing the gold medal in the men’s youth 4+ division at the USRowing Youth National Championships in Gold River, CA.

Gordon Johnson ’17 was Deerfield’s most recent rower to participate in the U19 men’s national team camp.  From the camp, he was selected to the stroke seat of team USA’s U19 8+ crew who won the silver medal at the 2016 World Junior Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Good luck, Henry and Jimmy!

Go Big Green!