Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
Meghan Musnicki secures spot on U.S. Olympic rowing team, keeping the eight dynasty alive

Meghan Musnicki, a 41-year-old set to become the oldest American woman to row at an Olympics, has been named to the U.S. Olympic team for Paris. Musnicki is part of a pool of 12 women who will be placed in either the four boat or the eight boat, U.S. Rowing announced after a selection camp ended Sunday.

The eight placed fourth in Tokyo and took silver at the 2023 Worlds (where Musnicki competed in the coxless pair). She is in line to break the record of oldest U.S. Olympic female rower held by Lisa Schlenker, who competed at the 2004 Athens Games at age 39. She can tie the American record of four Olympic rowing appearances, according to the OlyMADMen.

Musnicki was cut three times from the national team before making her global championship debut in 2010 and left the sport after the Olympics in 2016 and again in 2021, only to return each time. The Olympic team members named Monday also include Nina Castagna, who is set to succeed Katelin Guregian as coxswain of the eight after Guregian retired following her second Games in Tokyo. Castagna is in line to become the third consecutive Washington Husky to cox the Olympic women’s eight dating back to 2004 after two-time gold medalist Mary Whipple and Guregian.

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