Aug. 29, 2017
Three University of Notre Dame alumnae rowers have earned spots to compete in the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, from September 24, through October 1, 2017.
Molly Bruggeman (‘14) will represent the United States as part of the Women’s Four. Ellen Gleadow (‘16) will compete in the Lightweight Quadruple Sculls for Canada. Erin Boxberger (‘17) will be a part of the United States travel team as an alternate/spare.
The 2017 World Rowing Championships marks the first time the United States will host the event since 1994 (Indianapolis). The competition will be held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, as the national teams from across the world look to develop their boats for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
Bruggeman has been active with U.S. Rowing since earning a spot on on the 2012 U-23 team. She finished fourth in the W4 at the 2012 U-23 World Championships, sixth in W4x in 2013, first in the W4 and W8 in 2014, first in W2 at the 2015 Pan American Games, second in the W4 at the 2016 world championship and competed in the W4 (fourth) and W8 (third) at the 2017 World Rowing Cup II.
Gleadow competed in the 2016 U-23 world championships in the BLW2x, finishing seventh. She also competed for Rowing Canada in 2017 at the World Cup, finishing seventh in the LW2x.
Boxberger will serve as a spare rower and will be ready to compete should any injuries occur during the event. She helped the W8 finish third at the 2017 World Rowing Cup II and competed for both the W4 and W8 at the U-23 World Championships in 2013 and 2014.
Competition at the 2017 World Rowing Championships will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, September 24.