Three United States crew teams teams advanced at the World Under-23 Rowing championship in Linz, Austria on Wednesday, though Stanford senior Wil Robins and his lightweight men's pair partner Jordan Volpe of George Washington wasn't one of them.
Robins and Volpe will get another chance after finishing fifth in their heat. They will row in Thursday's repechage against teams from Croatia, Switzerland, Belarus, Australia and Russia for a chance at the semifinals. The top three crews will advance.
The U.S. women's quadruple sculls crew and lightweight men's single sculler Andrew Campbell won their heats on the opening day of competition.
Also highlighting Wednesday's program, men's single sculler Lenny Futterman qualified for the quarterfinal in his event.
California senior Agatha Nowinski joined Molly Bruggeman, Britta Syverson and Molly Hamrick for the U.S. quadruple sculls crew, which won its heat by nearly three seconds over Germany.
Robins and Volpe went 7:33.71 in their heat, won by Great Britain in 6:51.83.
Robins came to Stanford as a walk-on to the rowing program.
He was a four-year letter winner in swimming at Horace Greeley High in Chappaqua, N.Y., where his teams went a combined 37-1.