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U.S. Women’s Eight Video Interview

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | Sep 10, 2013
The United States women’s eight captured another title at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea. It was the eighth-consecutive year the U.S. has won.
The United States women’s eight captured another title at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea. It was the eighth-consecutive year the U.S. has won.

This year’s crew of Katelin Snyder (Detroit, Mich.), Caroline Lind (Greensboro, N.C.), Vicky Opitz (Middleton, Wis.), Meghan Musnicki (Naples, N.Y.), Grace Luczak (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Lauren Schmetterling (Moorestown, N.J.), Emily Regan (Buffalo, N.Y.), Kerry Simmonds (San Diego, Calif.) and Amanda Polk (Pittsburgh, Pa.), was a blend of new senior team rowers and four veterans, including Polk, Snyder, London gold medalist Musnicki, and Lind, a two-time Olympic champion in the eight.

The crew faced adversity when stroke Heidi Robbins (Hanover, N.H.) suffered a back injury before competition. Musnicki, who was already rowing in the women’s pair, was brought into the boat and the lineup scuffle saw Lind moved into the stroke seat.

They did not miss a beat, winning both their heat and the final convincingly. Hear what they had to say prior to the medal award ceremony.  
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