AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – The U.S. men’s eight advanced through the repechage to the A Final on Wednesday at the World Championships in Amsterdam.
With former Stanford rowers David Banks and Austin Hack among the nine boat members, the Americans finished second in the race behind France.
Team USA led for much of the race, but France was able to pass them in the final 500 meters to win by 0.41 seconds. The U.S. finished in a time of 5:43.32. Both teams advanced to the A Final where they will race against the two heat winners from Monday in Poland and Germany along with the top two from the other reps race, Great Britain and Russia.
The A Final will take place on the final day of the World Championships this Sunday, August 31. It will be the final race of the regatta.
Repechage #2 – Men’s Eight
1. France – 5:42.91
2. USA – 5:43.32
3. Belarus – 5:48.97
4. Netherlands – 5:49.23
5. Italy – 5:58.23