Stanford grads row for U.S. men's eight boat

The Americans finished sixth in the race; Under-23 championships on the horizon

Stanford grads helped the United State men's national eight boat finish sixth Sunday at Rowing World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The U.S. earned three medals overall, winning gold in the women's eight, silver in the women's pair and bronze in the women's double sculls on the final day of competition.

In the men's eight, the U.S. finished sixth with a crew of Ned DelGuercio, Stanford grad Silas Stafford, Sam Stitt, Cardinal grad Alex Osborne, Steve Coppola, Stanford grad and Olympian David Banks, Michael Holbrook, Cardinal grad Mark Murphy and Jason Read crossed the line in a 5:37.80. Germany held off Australia to win the gold medal in a 5:30.32.

The U.S. men's four crew of Josh Inman, Henrik Rummel, Brett Newlin and Giuseppe Lanzone finished sixth in its final, crossing in a 6:01.71. Newlin is the younger brother of former Stanford women's basketball star Kristin Newlin.

Stanford seniors Dane McFadden and Alex Syverson were named to the U.S. Under 23 rowing team that will compete at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships beginning July 22 in Brest, Belarus.

McFadden and Syverson will row as part of the U.S. men's four at the competition. The duo worked their way onto the team through the U.S. camp over the past month and with their selections to the under 23 world championship squad mark the fifth straight year that Stanford has been represented at the event.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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