NORTH STONINGTON, Conn., January 25, 2016 — The National Rowing Foundation announced today the selection of two devoted patrons of the rowing and 6 boats comprising twenty six athletes for induction to the prestigious National Rowing Hall of Fame.
The crews of the boats being honored include exceptional men and women – heavyweight and lightweight – who under took the daunting competitive challenges of international competition to achieve multiple medal winning performances in the Olympic Games and World Rowing Championships. “In choosing these honorees, the selection committee members were unanimous in their judgement that the performances of the boats and their crews more than met the rigorous Hall of Fame standards,” stated Kent Mitchell Chair of NRF Hall of Fame Selection Committee. “They will join the many great Hall of Fame crews from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Gold Medal “Boys in the Boat” eight to the 1984 and 2008 Olympic Gold Medal women’s eights.
The six crews selected are:
The 1976 Olympic bronze medal Women’s eight: Jackie Zoch Major, Anita DeFrantz, Carie Graves, Marion Greig, Anne Warner Taubes, Peggy McCarthy Bailey, Carol Brown, Gail Ricketson-Helfer, Lynn Silliman Reed and Coach Harry Parker;
The 1976 Olympic Silver Medal Men’s Pair: Calvin Coffey and Michael Staines;
The 1996 Olympic Silver Medal Men’s Quad: Tim Young, Eric Mueller, Brian Jamieson and Jason Gailes;
The 1996 Olympic Bronze Medal Lightweight Men’s Four: Marcus Schneider, Jeffrey Pfaendtner, David Collins and William Carlucci;
The 1996 Olympic Silver Medal Lightweight Women’s Double: Teresa Bell and Lindsay Burns Barbier;
The 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalists Lightweight Women’s Double: Christine Collins, and Sarah Garner Walsh.
The Patrons selected for their long, expert and selfless contributions to the sport are:
Timothy M. Hosea, MD – Being honored posthumously for his over 20 year commitment to rowing through his dedicated service as the US Olympic and National Team doctor.
Joanne Wright Iverson – for 17 years championing the inclusion of women in Olympic rowing culminating in her managing the women’s 1976 Olympic Team.
The National Rowing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Concurrent with the U.S trials for the Rio Olympics, the 2016 induction ceremony will be held on April 23rd, 2016 near Sarasota, Florida. Tickets will be on sale at www.natrowing.org beginning the week of January 25, 2016.
The National Rowing Foundation
Founded in 1966, the NRF has raised millions of dollars in support of the development, selection and participation of our athletes in international competition and the preservation of rowing history through the National Rowing Hall of Fame. For additional information: contact Mara Keggi Ford (203) 525-6566 National Rowing Foundation; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org