IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa has been named as the selection and training site for the 2020 U23 National Women’s Team, and Iowa head coach Andrew Carter will serve as head coach, USRowing announced Wednesday.
“USRowing is always looking for high level coaches as well as quality sites to host our U23 Selection Camps. Andrew Carter has built an impressive culture of success at Iowa in the relatively short time he’s been at the helm of the program and is widely respected by his peers,” Director of Athlete Identification Development Brett Gorman said. “With the Tokyo Olympics occurring this summer, this group of athletes training at the University of Iowa will become a key part of the foundation of our future Olympic Teams.”
The Nation’s best collegiate rowers will arrive in Iowa City on June 17 to vie for spots on the National Squad that will compete at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Bled, Slovenia, on August 16-23.
“I’m very pleased that we’ve been asked to host the U23 Women’s Program,” Carter said. “I know everyone here at the University and in the community will do everything they can to support the program this summer. I’m looking forward to working with Brett, Liz, and all of the outstanding athletes as we prepare for a great World Championships.”
In 2020, the U23 Championship will be held in conjunction with the World Rowing Junior Championships and the World Rowing Senior Championships in what is being billed as a “Mega-Worlds.”
The U23 Camp will select crews in the 8+, 4-, 4+, 4x, and possibly 2- boat classes. All crews selected to Team USA will train at the P. Sue Beckwith, MD Boathouse until departing for the World Championship August 9.
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