OARS Men's double, fastest 2- men's boat in the nation

With a time of 6:50.6, OARS rowers Tyler Murphy and Ian Ballard placed first at the USRowing U19 National Team Trials Regatta Wednesday, June 14, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.


After earning 2nd place at the USRowing Youth National Championship, the Men's 2- boat also made podium at the USRowing U19 National Team Trials Regatta at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.
After earning 2nd place at the USRowing Youth National Championship, the Men's 2- boat also made podium at the USRowing U19 National Team Trials Regatta at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.
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The Orlando Area Rowing Society Men's 2- boat placed first at the USRowing U19 National Team Trials Regatta Wednesday, June 14. 

Tyler Murphy and Ian Ballard crossed the finish line in second place during the time trials Tuesday, June 13, followed by a first place at the semifinals that same day. 

With a time of 6:50.6, Murphy and Ballard claimed first place at the regatta during the finals, becoming the fastest U19 2- men's boat in the United States. 

According to a post by OARS, "the first place of each event can earn a spot to row internationally for the United States." 

However, the team declined the bid to represent the U.S. as part of the U19 National Rowing Team at the 2023 World Rowing Under 19 Championships to be held from Aug. 2 to 6 in Paris, France.



 

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Staff writer Andrea Mujica covers sports, news and features. She holds both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. When she’s not on the sidelines, you can find Andrea coaching rowers at the Orlando Area Rowing Society in Windermere.

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