USA extends reach of Olympic Program
Published on February 27th, 2019
Bristol, RI (February 27, 2019) – US Sailing has created the US Sailing Team Squad and released the 2019 roster in an effort to support potential US Sailing Team (USST) athletes. By identifying athletes as Squad members, US Sailing will more formally recognize individuals striving for a place on the Olympic podium and competing at the highest levels of the sport.
Sailors who have been named to the Squad will work alongside the USST athletes and will have opportunities to represent the USST brand. They will also receive USST support for coaching, fitness, fundraising, and logistics.
“The Squad members have not yet got the results to be named to the current 2019 US Sailing Team, but these talented athletes need to be recognized for where they are on the pathway to Olympic podium,” explains Chief of US Olympic Sailing, Malcolm Page. “As an organization, we need to ensure a united push from the U.S. to maximize 2020 and 2024 medal winning potential.”
The creation of the Squad ensures that deserving athletes are captured and supported along their journey to the Olympic podium. The Squad is designed to create a collaborative effort to raise overall U.S. performance, which in turn meets the athletes’ objectives of standing atop the Olympic podium.
In order to be eligible for the Squad, sailors must have a multi-quad commitment to an Olympic campaign. They must also demonstrate the requisite talent and effort to become a medal winner.
The following athletes have been named to the 2019 US Sailing Team Squad, pending official athlete agreement:
• Ravi Parent (Sarasota, Fla.) and Caroline Atwood (Killingworth, CT), Nacra 17
• Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) and Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Nacra 17
• Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser
• Ian Barrows (Miami, Fla.) and Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.), 49er
• Judge Ryan (San Diego, Calif.) and Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.) 49er
• Harry Melges IV (Lake Geneva, Wisc.) and Finn Rowe (Lake Forest, Ill.), 49er
• Andrew Mollerus (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Ian MacDiarmid (Delray Beach, Fla.), 49er
• Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Anna Tobias (Pittsburgh, Penn.), 49er FX
• Nikole Barnes (Miami, Fla.) and Lara Dallman Weiss (Shoreview, Minn.), Women’s 470
• Carmen Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.), Women’s 470
• Lucas Calabrese (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.), Men’s 470
Source: US Sailing