SHP grad Holterman earns silver at Junior Rowing Worlds


Sacred Heart Prep grad and incoming Stanford freshman Trey Holterman was part of a group of Americans who placed second in the Junior Eights at the World Rowing Junior Championships on Galve Lake in Trakai, Lithuania on Sunday.

Palo Alto grad Clay Watson, who is heading to Columbia in the fall, was part of the men's coxed four that placed sixth in the finals.

Holterman was one of several returning rowers in men's eight who won a silver medal at last year's championships.

"I really think none of us have any regrets," Coxswain Sydney Edwards said. "It was a pretty good race, I think in the last 250 meters we were caught a little off guard. We are really happy with the result, though we would have loved a gold."

Edwards became the first female coxswain to compete as part of a U.S. men's crew. FISA's decision to lift gender restrictions on coxswains came in March.

Germany won the race with a time of 5:49.130 while the Americans came in at 5:50.100, .16 seconds ahead of Great Britain.

Russia, one of the leaders at the halfway point, finished fourth in 5:54.710. Italy and the Netherlands completed the field.

In the men's coxed four, Ukraine edged the U.S. for fifth place by .05 seconds, 6:43.440 to 6:43.490.

The United States took the lead off the start, but lost steam over the middle as Switzerland took the lead, followed by Italy, Germany and South Africa.

Overall, the U.S. earned three medals: one gold, one silver and one bronze. Romania led the way with six medals, two of each.

American Clark Dean, who rowed with the coxed four, earned the gold medal in men's single sculls less than two hours later.

"The conditions were great today," Dean said, "Which made it easy to race your toughest race, compared to the quarters and semis which were a bit rougher."

The U.S. women's four earned a bronze medal.

"We were a little bit down throughout the race," American Rose Carr said, "but we are pleased with the result."

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USRowing

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