US Rowing Olympic Trials in Florida!

There are some articles out with details on the trials this week – Please note that no spectators will be allowed – all virtual this year (pandemic precautions).


Official news from US Rowing: https://usrowing.org/news/2021/2/8/news-entries-set-for-first-2020-us-olympic-team-trials-rowing-in-sarasota.aspx?utm_source=USRowing+Media&utm_campaign=fe093592f9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_17_08_28_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0036d20af8-fe093592f9-19788185

“Seven crews have entered the lightweight men’s double sculls event. After racing together in the lightweight men’s quadruple sculls at the 2019 World Rowing Championships, Jasper Liu (Phoenix, Ariz./University of Pennsylvania) will team up with Zachary Heese (Pelham, N.Y./University of Virginia) for the chance to go to the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta. Mission Rowing’s James Nelson (Austin, Texas/Franklin and Marshall College), who was part of the lightweight men’s pair in 2019, will row with Galen Bernick (Tempe, Ariz./Mercyhurst University), while Nelson’s pair partner from 2019, Alex Twist (Boston, Mass./University of Puget Sound), will row with two-time national team member Hugh McAdam (Hollis, N.H./Washington College). The hometown entry from Sarasota Crew features three-time U.S. Junior National Team member Harrison Schofield (Sarasota, Fla./Harvard University) and Kory Rogers (Sarasota, Fla.)

Racing will open with time trials on Monday. Heats will take place on Tuesday, with repechages taking place on Wednesday. Thursday will feature semifinals, with finals taking place on Friday. Racing is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on the first four days, with Friday’s racing beginning at 8:30 a.m. Due to COVID-19, there will be no spectators allowed on the island at Nathan Benderson Park.

Semifinals and finals will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.”


We’re checking options for the livestream Feb 25 and Feb 26. Subscription to NBC (a login via your service provider) may be required. We think it’s likely to be streamed on the NBC Sports “Olympic Channel.”

Meanwhile, here’s some information about livestreaming NBCSports.com: https://www.nbcsports.com/FAQ


Local article from Sarasota Magazine: https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2021/02/entries-set-for-olympic-rowing-trials-at-nathan-benderson-park