Two alumni of Old Lyme High School form the US Olympic rowing team فريق

Two alumni of Old Lyme High School have been selected to join Team USA’s eight rowing team to compete in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

The Olympic rowing competition is scheduled to begin on July 23 and run through July 30.

Austin Hack, who graduated from Old Lyme in 2010, is the only Olympian to return to the men’s Olympic team after finishing fourth in Rio in 2016. Old Lyme graduate Liam Corrigan will make his 2015 Olympics debut this summer.

Hack rowed together at Stanford (2010-14) and won the Pac 12 Award for Rowing Athlete of the Year twice. In 2013, he joined the US national team and helped the eight men win the gold medal at the third Rowing World Cup in Switzerland in 2013. In 2016, he helped the US win eight of the Olympics final qualifying regattas before heading to Rio.

This is Corrigan’s second year as coach for the US national team after rowing at Harvard from 2016 to 2019. At Harvard, he helped the second team through an unbeaten season as a freshman and won the program’s first national title since 2007. She placed seventh of four in the 2019 Underwater Rowing World Championships 23 years old. He will compete for the senior national team for the first time at the Summer Olympics this summer.

In addition to Corrigan, the other six members of the eight-man squad will make their debut this summer: Justin Best, Ben Davison, Conor Harriet, Nick Mead, Alex Miklasevich, Alexander Richards and Julian Finsky. The United States has not won a medal in the eight men’s races since 2008 and last won the gold medal in 2004.

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