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USRowing Club Nationals Results: Horpel snags silver and bronze

Last Updated: 16.Jul.2018

GRP Senior Team scullers, Alex Spaulding and Frank Horpel competed this weekend in USRowing’s Club National Championships (Cooper River, Camden, NJ). Horpel and the composite crews he was a part of for the regatta - OKC and ARION (Oklahoma City High Performance Training Center and Advanced Rowing Initiative of the Northeast) - snagged a silver and bronze medal from the Men’s Elite 2x and Men’s Elite 4x, respectively. 

Spaulding placed 6th in Saturday’s 1900-meter time trial (7:37.118) and 4th (7:59.732) in her semifinal later that afternoon. Alex needed to place 3rd in order to advance to the finals. GRP U23 alumna Mickey Fili threw down the fasted time in the semi (7:48.256), and went on to win the event on Sunday (7:37.260). Always great to hear of success from our alums!

The OKC/GRP composite double with OKC’s Kevin Cardno, and our own, Frank Horpel posted the 2nd fastest time in Saturday’s time trial (6:12.768) behind the ARION 2x (6:10.505) that contained Liam Casey, who raced with Horpel in the Men’s Elite 4x less than an hour later. The OKC/GRP/ARION composite quad of Matt Koehler/Kevin Cardno/Frank Horpel/Liam Casey posted the 5th best time trial time (5:57.041).

The OKC/GRP 2x raced to a silver medal finish in Sunday afternoon’s final (6:34.679) behind gold medalist ARION (6:29.576). The OKC/GRP/ARION Men’s Elite 4x raced an hour later to a bronze medal finish (6:01.806) behind Penn AC’s B (6:00.858) and A boats (5:59.902).

Great weekend of racing by our domestic crews. Thank you to Reilly Dampeer (OKCHPC) and to Eric Catalano (ARION) for collaborating with the GRP. Such collegial work is advancing the quality of elite sculling in the United States.

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