5 BRF Athletes Ready to Take on the World at World Cup 2.

June 12, 2023. After a selection camp in Chula Vista, and training camp on Lago Di Pusiano in Italy, 5 BRF athletes are ready to race at the second World Rowing World Cup in Varese, Italy this weekend.

For most of them, this is an opportunity to produce another result in the USRowing selection process, with final lineups for the World Championships to be determined later this summer. However, for Alie Rusher this is a chance to secure a spot on the 2023 World Championship Team in the Women’s pair. After winning the National Selection Regatta, Alie and pair partner Meghan Musnicki need to finish top 6 in a full strength field(see USRowing selection procedures for full details) to earn the spot in the boat class.

Molly Reckford and Michelle Sechser will reunite in the lightweight double after their 2022 silver medal performance, and their 5th place at the 2020(ne) Tokyo Olympics. A strong performance may secure them a spot in the boatclass for the Worlds, but as it is a selected boat class, anything is possible. Another BRF athlete in the mix for a seat in the lightweight double is Mary Jones Nabel, who will racing as USA 2 in the same event, along with Audrey Boersen of Whitemarsh Boat Club). A strong performance for this duo may lead to further selection during the summer. Regardless, there is a lot riding on this performance for all athletes, so don’t forget to follow the racing on World Rowing.

Last, but definitely not least, and racing the most is Emily Kallfelz, who will racing both the women’s double with ARION’s Lauren O’Connor, and the women’s quad with Lauren, ARION’s Kristi Wagner, and Texas Rowing Center’s Sophia Vitas. Once again, the results may not directly earn the women a seat in a specific boat class, but will be one of the major inputs into determining the final lineups for both the women’s quad and women’s double. Of course it will be fascinating to watch teammates compete against and with each other at the same regatta.

Good luck to all athletes racing! Go USA and go Boston!