HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth lightweight rowing alums Anthony Fahden ’08 and Josh Konieczny ’13 have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Fahden will compete in the four and Konieczny will row in the double sculls.
Fahden is no stranger to the Olympic stage, as he competed in the 2012 Olympic Games. He earned his way to London with a first-place finish in the lightweight four at the 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta and ended up finishing in eighth place at the games.
He punched his ticket to the Olympics this time around by finishing third at the 2016 World Rowing Cup in Varese, Italy.
Rowing with Andrew Campbell, Jr., Konieczny won the double sculls at the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials at the end of April in Sarasota, Florida, claiming an Olympic berth with a time of 6:32.86. They were two of the first nine rowers that made it onto the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams that weekend.
Konieczny and Campbell, Jr., have been rowing together for a while. The duo finished eighth at last year’s worlds and had a fourth-place result at the second world cup event in 2015.