Austin Treubert Named to U.S. U-23 National Rowing Team
PRINCETON, N.J. - The United States Rowing Association announced late last week that rising senior Austin Treubert of the Navy lightweight rowing program would be competing as a member of the 2017 Under-23 U.S. National Rowing Team later this month. Treubert will have the honor of wearing the United States' red, white and blue in competition with the lightweight men's four crew without a coxswain. The United States team will test itself on the international stage with competition at the 2017 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 19 through 23.
Treubert, a three-year starter in Navy's first varsity eight boat, will be rowing as part of a four-man crew that consists of Kyle James from Wisconsin, John Gleim from Marietta College and Vincent LaMonte of Holy Cross. Both James and Gleim have previous national team experience. The quartet of rowers will be led into competition by coach Nathanael "Skip" Kielt, an assistant coach at Hobart College and an experience international oarsman.
"It's outstanding for Austin to have earned a spot on the 2017 United States U23 Rowing Team this summer and we could not be more proud of his hard work and dedication," remarked Navy lightweight head coach Shawn Bagnall. "MIDN 1/C Treubert, along with fellow Navy Lightweight, 3/C Noah Chaskin (currently competing at the 2017 Maccabiah Games) have demonstrated once again that our athletes are able to compete at the highest level, while still completing their military training during the summer months. Following the U-23 World Championships, Austin will look to complete his SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection (SOAS) Cruise and we have no doubt he will represent the Naval Academy Lightweight Team well on both stages."
The overall 2017 United State roster consists of 69 participants from 30 universities and 23 different states. The five-day competition in Plovdiv will see American rowers racing in 21 different events. Last year in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the U.S. won three medals at the 2016 World Rowing U-23 Championships.
This is the first time that an active Navy lightweight student-athlete will have competed on the international scene since 2010 when Edward King (USNA '11) was a member of the United States' lightweight four at the 2010 World Rowing U-23 Championships. Last summer, King rowed with the United States 4- crew at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and finished 10th in the world.