Celebrate 2016 Olympic Day at Mercer Lake

by Allison Müller, | Jun 09, 2016
USRowing will host an Olympic Day Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, N.J.
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USRowing will host an Olympic Day Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, N.J.

Held in conjunction with the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships, all are welcome to meet and greet Olympic athletes, pose for photos and get autographs. Fans will have a chance to meet the U.S. men's eight, fresh off its performance in Lucerne, Switzerland where the crew qualified for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Men's Eight Autograph 2 - 2Don’t miss your chance to meet coxswain Sam Ojserkis (Linwood, N.J.), Austin Hack (Old Lyme, Conn.), Rob Munn (Redmond, Wash.), Mike DiSanto (Boston, Mass.), Steve Kasprzyk (Cinnaminson, N.J.), Glenn Ochal (Philadelphia, Pa.), Alex Karwoski (Hollis, N.H.), Hans Struzyna (Kirkland, Wash.) and Sam Dommer (Folsom, Calif.). The athletes will be located at the USRowing tent, next to the Boathouse Sports tent in the vendor area.

In addition to the men's eight, the following athletes will be on site to sign autographs:

12:00 – 3:00 p.m. – U.S. men's four hopefuls Henrik Rummel (Pittsford, N.Y.), Seth Weil (Menlo Park, Calif.), Matt Miller (Fairfax, Va.)
2:00 – 5:00p – U.S. women's double Ellen Tomek (Flint, Mich.), Meghan O'Leary (Baton Rouge, La.)
3:00 – 5:00p – U.S. women's pair Grace Luczak (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Olympic Day, held annually in June, is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries. Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1894, Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. The Olympic Day pillars – move, learn and discover – are promoted in every corner of the globe.

Send your Olympic Day photos and videos to @USRowing with #OlympicDay and #RowToRio.

Check out a photo gallery from last year's Olympic Day meet and greet in Sarasota, Fla.

About USRowing

USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 85,000 individual members and 1,300 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. USRowing receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners. For more information, contact: USRowing Communications, (609) 751-0710,
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