Navy Rower Noah Chaskin Selected to 2017 Maccabiah Games
PHILADELPHIA – The Maccabi USA Rowing chairman Tony Schneider and Head Coach Mitchell Budman announced the open rowing team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games earlier this week and listed Navy lightweight rower Noah Chaskin (Fr., Niskayuna, N.Y.) as one of its selected participants. As a program, Maccabi USA is bringing more than 1,100 athletes to the World Maccabiah Games that are scheduled to take place July 4-18 in Israel.
Chaskin is joined in the rowing ranks by Wisconsin’s Chloe Fishman, Penn’s Ethan Genyk, UMass’ Samantha Kolovson, Harvard’s Joshua Kuppersmith and David Wexner, the University of Central Oklahoma’s Brooke Wolford (’16) and Brandeis’ Ilana Zieff (’10).
This spring as a member of the Navy lightweight program’s first varsity eight, Chaskin helped the Mids go 4-3 in head-to-head meets and bring the Murtaugh Cup, WIT Cup and Forster Cup back to Hubbard Hall. At the IRA National Championship, Navy’s V8 finished seventh in the nation after coming in first in the event’s petite final.
The Maccabiah Games, a competition for Jewish athletes across the world, is the third-largest multi-sport event behind the Olympic Games and the Pan American Games. The rowing delegation will be part of the more than 1,100 athletes representing Team USA at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games, which features 10,000 athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 sports.
Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity. Team USA's success is not only measured by the medals won, but by the impact that the Maccabiah experience had on their lives as well as the friendships they formed.