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I am very excited to announce that I am the United States Women’s Single Sculler for the 2015 Pan American Games! Here is a blurb from

Following Rigogne’s win was Katherine McFetridge (Thorofare, N.J.) in the women’s single. McFetridge won in 7:40.91. Elizabeth Sonshine (Craftsbury, Vt.) was second in 7:43.97 and USRowing Training Center – Princeton’s Kelly Pierce (Oakton, Va.) was third in 7:47.99.

“This is a step along the way,” said McFetridge, who has her eye on the 2016 Olympic Games. “It was a great race. We did what we went out to do. It’s so exciting. It’s something I have been working on for a long time.”


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by Ed Moran, | May 20, 2015


Heats Complete at Pan American Games Trials on Mercer Lake

by Ed Moran, | May 18, 2015
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Leny FuttermanWEST WINDSOR, N.J. – Not advancing directly to a semifinal or final from a heat isn’t a huge issue in a regatta that has second-chance racing. But it is a benefit to the crews that can skip an additional run down the 2,000-meter course on a hot day.

“It’s pretty important to advance, especially in this weather,” said Potomac Boat Club’s Leonard Futterman (New York, N.Y.), who advanced to the Tuesday semifinals from the third of four heats in the men’s single sculls event Monday morning at the 2015 Pan American Games Trials on Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J.

“You can relax,” he said. “So you just go out and have your best piece. Getting to race as little as possible is nice,” he said.

Following Sunday evening’s time trials, the Pan American Games Trials resumed Monday morning with heats in seven of the 11 events including the men’s and women’s single sculls, lightweight women’s single sculls, men’s and women’s double sculls and lightweight men’s and women’s double sculls.

In each of the 18 races run Monday morning, one or two crews got the afternoon off. The rest will return Monday evening for repechages, the last chance to advance into either the semifinals or Wednesday finals.

In addition to Futterman, Vesper Boat Club’s Yohann Rigogne (Besançon, France), Community Rowing, Inc.’s David Ringham (Boston, Mass.) and Potomac’s Greg Ansolabehere (Bakersfield, Calif.) advanced. Of the four athletes, Rigogne had the best time, finishing in 7:10.91.

In the women’s single event, two athletes advanced to the semifinals from each of the three heats, and one was relegated to the reps.

Advancing was California Rowing Club’s Ann Holmes, Craftsbury Sculling Center’s Margaret Fellows (Craftsbury, Vt.) and Elizabeth Sonshine (Craftsbury, Vt.), London Olympian Esther Lofgren (Newport Beach, Calif.), who is rowing as an entry from Potomac, Vesper Boat Club’s Katherine McFetridge (Thorofare, N.J.) and USRowing Training Center – Princeton’s Kelly Pierce (Oakton, Va.).

Of those advancing from the event, McFetridge again had the fastest time of the field, finishing in 8:10.44.

In the men’s double sculls, one boat advanced directly to the final from each of the two heats. In the first heat, Justin Keen (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Chris Massey (Mills, Mass.), who are rowing as a composite entry from Potomac and Penn A.C. Rowing Association advanced. In the second heat, the composite entry of Beijing Olympian Sam Stitt (McLean, Va.) and Ryan Monaghan(Pittsford, N.Y.) had the best time of the event and advanced, crossing in 6:52.22.

Of the two heats of the women’s double sculls, two crews advanced to the final. They were the composite entry from Southern California Scullers Club and Riverside Boat Club of Stesha Carle (Long Beach, Calif.) and Hayley Daniell (Hopkinton, N.H.) and USTC – Princeton’s Keziah Beall (Bainbridge, Wash.) and Molly Hamrick (Tampa, Fla.). Carle and Daniell had the best time with 7:31.70.

carle“The morning was good,” said Carle. “We kind of knew that (Vesper’s Lindsay Meyer and Nicole Ritchie) would be fast, so we both kind of went after it and luckily, we were ahead today. Having the afternoon off will be nice to recover and get ready for Wednesday.”

In the lightweight women’s single, two crews advanced to the semifinal from each of the three heats. Advancing from Potomac were Emily Schmieg (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Morgan McGovern (San Francisco, Calif.), as well as GMS Rowing Center’s Michaela Copenhaver (New Milford, Conn.), Lincoln Park Boat Club’s Sydney Taylor (Dover, Del.), Vesper Boat Club’s Mary Jones (Huntsville, Ala.) and Southern California Sculler’s Katheryn Schiro  (Huntsville, Ala.).

Schior recorded the best time with an 8:57.84.

Advancing to the final from two heats in the lightweight men’s double sculls were the composite Cambridge Boat Club and Malta Boat Club entry of Austin Meyer (Cohoes, N.Y.) and Colin Ethridge (Laytonsville, Md.) and the composite entry from Megunticook Rowing and Craftsbury Sculling Center of Matt O’Leary (Westwood, Mass.) and Hugh McAdam (Grantham, N.H.). Meyer and Ethridge had the fastest time, finishing in 7:09.98.

The last two heats of the morning were contested in the lightweight women’s double event. Advancing to the final from those races was the GMS entry of Victoria Burke (Redding, Conn.) and Sarah Giancola (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Riverside’s Erin Roberts (Fogelsville, Pa.) and Hillary Saeger (Dedham, Mass). GMS crossed with a best time of 8:01.57.

Racing resumes with reps Monday evening beginning at 6:15 p.m. local time. Racing concludes Wednesday with finals. All finals will be live-streamed on USRowing’s YouTube Channel.

In total, 14 crews will represent the United States in competition this summer. In addition to the 11 crews that earn spots on the U.S. Pan American Games Team through trials this week, the U.S. will field men’s and women’s quadruple sculls and men’s eight crews at the 2015 Pan American Games.

The men’s and women’s quads will be comprised of the winners of the men’s and women’s double sculls and the winners of the men’s and women’s lightweight double sculls. The men’s eight will be selected from the winner of the men’s four and the top two men’s pairs. The men’s eight coxswain will be selected by a nomination committee.

The U.S. Pan American Games Team roster will be announced by Friday, May 22, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

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KateMI am proud to announce that my Maui Jim sunglasses for the 2015 racing season were sponsored by The Coche Center, LLC!  I began an internship with this clinical psychology group in January of 2015.
I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to learn about the field of psychology while continuing to pursue my rowing dreams.
Thank you to Dr. Coche and The Coche Center, LLC team for all of your support!