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Josh Konieczny will participate in the Under-23 USRowing Lightweight Sweep Camp this summer.

Konieczny Earns Spot at USRowing U-23 Lightweight Sweep Camp

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 05/14/2013
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PRINCETON, N.J. –Senior lightweight crew captain Josh Konieczny (Millbury, Ohio) earned a spot at the USRowing Under-23 Lightweight Sweep Camp it was announced on Monday (May 13).

Konieczny, a four-year member of the lightweight crew team, was a member of the first varsity eight that earned silver medal honors at the 2012 IRA National Championship and is a two-time All-Ivy selection.

The Ohio native is one of 12 athletes that have been accepted into the camp, which will be held in Philadelphia and West Windsor, N.J.

 The camp, led by University of Pennsylvania lightweight men’s assistant coach Colin Farrell, will select the lightweight men’s four that will compete at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 24-28 in Linz, Austria. A full team roster will be named by July 10.

The U.S. won three medals at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, including gold in the men’s and women’s eights and silver in the men’s four with coxswain. The lightweight men’s four finished seventh overall.

 The Ivy League is well represented as eight of the 12 athletes selected to the camp, hail from the Ancient Eight. Harvard and Yale each have two athletes who will attend the camp.

Camp Acceptances
Xavier Alexander – Mercyhurst University
Austin Bentley – Unites States Naval Academy
Alexander Bonorris – Harvard University
Jacques David – University of Pennsylvania
Peter Gibson – Brown University
Joseph Hanlon – Yale University
Josh Konieczny – Dartmouth College
Michael Lindberg – University of Wisconsin
Matthew O’Donoghue – Yale University
William Oprea – Cornell University
William Robins – Stanford University
Jeffrey Rogers – Harvard University

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