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Rowing Canada World Cup Lineups Feature Strong Huskies Presence
Release: 06/23/2011
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SEATTLE - Rowing Canada announced its boatings for the upcoming Samsung World Cup events in Lucerne, Switzerland, and the lineups feature a strong Washington presence.

Of the four Huskies selected to race, three are featured in the Rowing Canada men's eight. This includes rising senior Conlin McCabe, who was part of the Huskies' National Championship efforts at IRAs. Joining the Brockville, Ontario, native in the eight will be Will Crothers (Class of 2009) and Rob Gibson ('09). David Calder ('01) will race in the men's pair. Anthony Jacob ('11), who rowed with McCabe in the UW varsity 8+, will travel as an alternate.

The World Cup events take place July 8-10 on Lake Lucerne, and are considered an important warm-up before Olympic qualifying begins in Bled, Slovenia, in August. "After a thorough selection process, we are looking forward to some exciting racing this summer," said Peter Cookson, Rowing Canada Aviron High Performance Director, in a statement. "This is a strong team, with a lot of international experience."

This has been a banner season for McCabe, who in addition to winning a National Championship helped lead his boat to a Pac-10 title, a win at Head of the Charles and a title at the C.R.A.S.H.-B indoor erg competition. The 6-8 McCabe was also featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd."

Gibson and Crothers were stalwarts on the Huskies' previous National Championship run in 2009. Both natives of Kingston, Ontario, Gibson and Crothers rowed in the varsity eight that made a dramatic, late-race push to nose past California in the Grand Finals of IRAs.

The Canadian national team is coached by Mike Spracklen and is the defending Olympic champion in the eight.

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