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USRowing Selects Five Former Huskies for Olympic Team
Release: 07/08/2004
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July 8, 2004

Indianapolis - USRowing announced the 2004 US Olympic Team roster on Wednesday afternoon, naming five former Huskies to the 45 person team. The squad will compete at the 2004 Olympic Games from August 14-22 in Athens, Greece.

Former Huskies Anna Mickelson and Mary Whipple (coxswain) will compete in the women's eight, while Matt Deakin will row in the men's eight. Michael Callahan and Erik Miller were named as spares, or substitutes, on the men's squad.

Mickelson and Whipple, both three-time senior national team members, were a part of the gold medal women's eight at the 2002 FISA World Rowing Championships. All 45 team members have past world championships' experience and have combined to win 59 medals at the worlds.

Fourteen events will be contested at this year's Olympic Games with the U.S. racing in 12. At the 2000 Olympic Games, the U.S. won three medals including a silver in the men's pair, a bronze in the women's pair, and a bronze in the lightweight women's double sculls.

2004 Olympic Boats with Husky Alumni

Men's Eight

Pete Cipollone 2/5/71 5'1" 120 Ardmore, Pa. Princeton TC/NYAC
Bryan Volpenhein 8/18/76 6'3" 215 Cincinnati, Ohio Princeton TC
Beau Hoopman 10/1/80 6'4" 185 Plymouth, Wis. Princeton TC
Dan Beery 1/4/75 6'7" 215 Oaktown, Ind. Penn AC
Matt Deakin 5/20/80 6'4" 200 San Francisco, Calif. Princeton TC
Joseph Hansen 8/13/79 6'6" 210 Bakersfield, Calif. Princeton TC
Chris Ahrens 7/24/76 6'5" 215 Milwaukee, Wis. Princeton TC/NYAC
Wyatt Allen 1/11/79 6'4" 210 Portland, Maine Princeton TC
Jason Read 12/24/77 6'1" 180 Ringoes, N.J. Princeton TC

Women's Eight

Mary Whipple 5/10/80 5'3" 105 Sacramento, Calif. Princeton TC
Lianne Nelson 6/15/72 5'10" 155 Seattle, Wash. Princeton TC
Anna Mickelson 3/21/80 6'0" 175 Bellevue, Wash. Princeton TC
Laurel Korholz 6/10/70 6'2" 170 La Jolla, Calif. Princeton TC
Caryn Davies 4/14/82 6'4" 185 Ithaca, N.Y. Princeton TC/Radcliffe
Alison Cox 6/5/79 6'0" 182 Turlock, Calif. Princeton TC
Megan Dirkmaat 5/3/76 6'1" 175 San Jose, Calif. Princeton TC
Sam Magee 7/10/83 6'0" 181 Simsbury, Conn. Princeton TC/Stanford
Kate Johnson 12/18/78 5'10" 165 Portland, Ore. Princeton TC

Men's Spares

Michael Callahan 2/24/74 6'2" 185 Arlington, Va. Princeton TC
Erik Miller 3/6/74 6'4" 160 Renton, Wash. Princeton TC/MLARC

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