TAMPA, Fla. - Selections were held for the
Adaptive Rowing LTA4+ at the Camden County Boathouse in NJ July,
18, 2009. 10 athletes were vying for 5 spots on the roster.
The selected boat will be going to Poznan, Poland at the end of August to compete at the World Championships. Details at http://www.worldrowing.com/index.php?pageid 1
Eric McDaniel, who is receiving therapy at The VA Hospital in Tampa as part of the Para Olympic Military program was chosen as a member of the National Adaptive Rowing team to represent the United States in Poland this summer. He has been receiving his training in rowing in Tampa through The Stewards Foundation, Inc. on the Hillsborough River.
The complete list of athletes representing the US in Poland will be cox Tim Edsell (Melbourne, FL), Andrew Johnson (Riverside, CT), Eric McDaniel (Wikki Wakki, FL), Emma Preuschl (Indianapolis, IN), Jennifer Klapper (Philadelphia, PA). Emma is a returning Paralympic Silver Medalist.
According to Tom Feaster, The Southeast representative of the United States Rowing Association, Adaptive Rowing is an Olympic sport. It is a great accomplishment for Rowing in the Southeast that two of these five adaptive athletes representing the United States at the World Championships will be from the state of Florida.
The Stewards Foundation, Inc is a non-profit organization that uses the sport of rowing to teach teamwork and responsibility in Tampa. . For more information please visit www.RowTampa.com.