Lightweight Rower Noah Chaskin Earns Four Medals at 2017 Maccabiah Games
Navy lightweight rower Noah Chaskin (Niskayuna, N.Y.) recently returned to the United States after a successful run of international competition at the 2017 Maccabiah Games. The rising sophomore suited up for the United States rowing contingent and raced in a pair (2-), a four (4-) and two scull (2x, 4x) events.
Over four days of racing in Israel, Chaskin came away with two silver and two bronze medals for his efforts. A member of Navy’s first varsity eight crew during the 2017 season, Chaskin and his U.S. teammates finished runner-up in the four and quad scull races. The four-man without a coxswain race was memorable for Chaskin as the boat overcame a malfunction with its steering early on and still challenged Israel for the gold down the stretch. In the pair and double scull races, the Midshipmen and his teammate came in third place in both the event finals. Chaskin was in the stroke seat for three of the four races for the United States.
As a fleet, the United States team rowed its way to 11 total medals during the 20th edition of the Maccabiah Games. The Red, White and Blue finished with four golds, three silvers and four bronze. Over the two-week event, Israel won the most overall medals with 349 (124 gold, 111 silver and 124 bronze). Team USA finished with the second-most medals with a final count of 118 (34 gold, 46 silver and 38 bronze).
The 2017 Maccabiah Game saw 10,000 athletes from 85 different countries compete in 45 different sports. Chaskin and Navy wrestling assistant coach Nate Engel were two of the over 1,100 athletes that competed with the United States delegation.