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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Cougars Compete at World Rowing U23 Championships
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 08/14/2013
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LINZ-OTTENSHEIM, Austria – Washington State University rowers Ieva Adomaviciute (Lithuania), Mihaela-Teodora ‘Teo’ Berindei (Romania) and Nicole Hare (Canada), along with assistant coach Josh Adam (USA), participated in the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships at Linz-Ottenshelm, Austria.
 
An incoming freshman, Berindei, represented her native-Romania in the women’s quadruple sculls, in which her crew captured the gold medal, edging out Poland in the ‘A’ Final.  It marked one of four gold medals for Romania, which also won the women’s double sculls, the women’s pair and the men’s four. The Romanians placed third overall at the U23 Championships.
 
A rising-sophomore, Hare competed in the women’s eight for her native-Canada. Her crew placed fifth behind USA, Great Britain, Germany and Australia. Hare was joined in the boat by Marissa Kump, Aleda Kawalek, Luce Bourbeau, Julie Calvert, Sarah Rothwell, Meghan Robinson, Kathleen Morrison and Luellen Fawcett.
 
Also a rising-sophomore, Adomaviciute competed alone in the women’s single sculls for her native-Lithuania. She won the ‘C’ Final to place 13th overall in the event. Germany, which won the overall gold at the championships, won the event with Lisa Schmidla in the boat.
 
Adam, who is entering his fourth year as an assistant rowing coach at WSU, coached the United States’ women’s double sculls and women’s quadruple sculls. His double crew finished seventh overall, while the quad crew captured sixth in the race that Berindei’s Romanian crew won.
 
The Cougars will open up their fall season, Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Head of the Pend Oreille at Priest River, Idaho.
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