• Tue. May 28th, 2024

Women’s Rowing in Paris: The American Dynasty Returns with a Vengeance

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
Meghan Musnicki, the final connection to the eight dynasty: U.S. Olympic rowing team roster announced

The U.S. Rowing team for Paris has been announced with the first 21 rowers named, including Meghan Musnicki, a two-time gold medalist who will be the oldest American woman on the team at 41 years old. Musnicki is part of a group of 12 women who will be placed in either the four boat or the eight boat, according to U.S. Rowing. Additionally, rowers have qualified for the Paris Games through the Olympic Trials in Sarasota and an international qualifying regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Musnicki has been a key member of the U.S. women’s eight dynasty that dominated from 2006 to 2016, winning every Olympic and world title during that time. She is nicknamed “Moose” and has been a part of multiple gold medal-winning teams.

Nina Castagna, who is set to take over as coxswain of the women’s eight, will follow in the footsteps of other Washington Huskies who have coxed the women’s eight in previous Olympics.

Musnicki has competed in four Olympics and is looking to tie the American record for most Olympic rowing appearances. She initially struggled to make the national team but eventually found success and has been a consistent performer on the global stage.

The rest of the Olympic team members named on Monday include those who qualified through various trials and regattas, showcasing their skills and determination to represent their country on this prestigious stage.

The U.S. Rowing team for Paris is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with, as they continue their pursuit of glory on both domestic and international stages.

By Samantha Nguyen

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