Congratulations to Boston College's Keane Johnson, one of nine student-athletes selected by USRowing to compete in the U.S. men's eight at the 2013 World University Games from July 6-8 in Kazan, Russia. This year marks just the fourth time that rowing has been included in the World University Games.
Johnson joins Marist's Christopher Leonard, George Washington's Kasey Charles Colander, UCLA's Jeffrey Latham, UC-Santa Barbara's Luke Wilhelm, Wisconsin's James Letten, Minnesota's Luke Yehlen, Drexel's Ian Luetzow and Pittsburgh's Zachary Petronic on the U.S. eight man crew. All nine members of the crew will be representing the U.S. for the first time.
The crew is currently training at USRowing Development Club Partner Community Rowing, Inc., in Boston and is scheduled to race at the 2013 USRowing National Championships next week prior to departing for Russia.
You can read more on Johnson here.
The World University Games is an international multi-sports event for university athletes, which is organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The first World University Games took place in Paris in May 1923. From 1949, the Games were held under the auspices of FISU. There are both Summer and Winter Games, which are held every two years, in odd years.
Best of luck to Keane at the World University Games. U-S-A! U-S-A!