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Crew Alumni in National Spotlight

Throughout the last two decades, the successes of many Wesleyan rowers have continued after their graduation from the University.  Since the 1990s, more than ten individuals have gone on to excel at World and National Championship events. Most recently, Matt Carey '07, captain of the squad in 2006-07, earned a bronze medal in the lightweight singles event during the 2008 USRowing National Championships held June 26-29 at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, N.J.  Also this decade, Judah Rome '98 represented the United States at the 2003 Pan Am Games in the Dominican Republic. He was a member of the Lightweight Quad which finished third.  Tim Whitney '97.5  was the US single sculler champ in 2001. After his US trials victory, Tim advanced on to the World Championships.  

During the 1990s, Nick McQuaid '96 placed second in the 1999 Pan Am Games 1x trial, narrowly missing out on the opportunity to represent the U.S. there. He was a member of the 1998 U.S. Sculling team, and a part of the victorious U.S. quad at the 1998 Royal Henley Regatta.  Prior to Nick's arrival on the National team, Wesleyan was well-represented. In 1993, Jonathan Moss '91 was a member of the World Championship U.S. lightweight four without cox. Jon and Noel Wanner '90 were members of the U.S. lightweight team between 1992 and 1996. In addition to these three athletes, Lauren Schumer '97, John Darling '93, Derek Thompson '93, Mark Hunter '92 and Amanda Cashman '90 all have left their mark on the national rowing front. As a coxswain for the New York Athletic Club, Lauren was a multiple medal winner at the 1996 American Rowing Championships. John earned a spot on the USRowing heavyweight mid-west development team which competed at the 1993 U.S. Olympic Sport Festival. Mark and Derek both were selected to participate in the USRowing lightweight development camp system. Amanda, who was Wesleyan's coxswain for three years, is a veteran of many National team camps and won numerous USRowing Championship medals as a member of the Boston Rowing Center. Her coaching experience includes working with novice squads at Dartmouth, Princeton and Radcliffe and even a stint in Hong Kong.