Salmons Wins Two Gold Medals at Under-23 World Championships

Regina Salmons, a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania, won a pair of gold medals representing the United States at the 2016 World Rowing Under-23 Championships, which are currently taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Salmons rowed the third seat for the U.S. in the Women’s Four on Thursday, and was part of a boat that broke the U-23 world record with a time of 6:27.280 over 2,000 meters. Romania was second in 6:32.940. One day later, she doubled her medal count in the Women's Eight, rowing the five seat as the U.S. clocked 6:36.900 and finished more than seven seconds ahead of second-place Great Britain.

The United States U-23 Women’s National Team, which is being coached by second-year Penn head coach Wesley Ng, also took fourth in the Pair on Thursday. The Championships run through Sunday.

Other Penn rowers…

Sam Ward, a rising senior for the Quakers, occupied the second seat on the U23 men’s lightweight four boat and helped Team USA to an eighth place finish. He and his crewmates finished second in the B final with an overall time of 6:08.49.

Casey Howshall and Landis Walsh, also rising seniors for the Red and Blue, teamed up on the men’s lightweight quadruple sculls boat and finished 14th overall and second in the C Final. Howshall occupied the second seat while Walsh sat in seat three for Team USA. 

Jacob Mendelson ’16 served as coxswain of Team USA’s men’s eight at the U23 World Championships. Mendelson and the 8+ were fourth in the B Final for a 10th-place finish overall.

Louis Lombardi ’15 is serving as coxswain of the U.S. Senior National Team’s Coxed Pair which has advanced to Saturday’s Grand Final. Lombardi and his boat mates were second in their semifinal and enter the Grand Final seeded No. 2. The Grand Final will launch on Saturday at 6:10 a.m. EST.