Harvard Lights Compete at U23 World Championship Trials

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – Harvard lightweight oarsmen Andrew Campbell and Christopher Wales, mentored by assistant coach Linda Muri, won their respective trials Tuesday morning on Mercer Lake.

Campbell, a graduated senior who finished seventh in the event at the 2013 World Rowing Championships, won the U23 lightweight men's single sculls by a huge margin, crossing in 7:21.19 nearly 18 seconds before Sean Fanning (7:39.16).

The rising sophomore Wales, paired with Matthew Maddamma, won the final of the under 23 lightweight men's double sculls in 6:49.34, holding back Undine Barge Club's Oliver Ingram and Fenner's 6:56.41.

"It was a little bumpy off the start," said Wales to USRowing. "We had a cross-wind, but everyone had that. We just kind of rowed our own race and took control. It was a good piece for us."

On Wednesday, Campbell returns to compete for a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team. Rising sophomore Matt Podlesak will compete in the U23 trials in the LM2-. Matt O'Leary '13 will be a part of the OKC Training Center LM8+ racing in the senior trials.