Peter Schmidt Wins Bronze Medal at Senior World Championships
LAC AIGUEBELETTE, France/September 4: Peter Schmidt is a Providence native, a graduate of Classical High School and Drexel University, and a former NBC youth sculler who started rowing here in 2006. Since then he has trained incredibly hard and developed his technique to win medals in numerous major events: rowing with the lightweight eight at the 2009 USRowing Club Nationals, the pair at the 2010 and 2011 Dad Vail Regatta, the senior eight and the senior four at the 2012 USRowing Club Nationals, and now the lightweight eight at the 2015 Senior World Championships.
This lightweight men’s eight is a composite crew of all-stars comprising coxswain Jack Carlson (Weston, Mass.) of Oxford Brookes University Boat Club and New York AC, Matthew Lenhart (Lafayette, Calif.) of California Rowing Club, Dave Smith (Seattle, Wash.) of Virginia Rowing Association, Alex Twist (Seattle, Wash.) of Seattle Rowing Center, Philip Henson (Somerset, N.J.) of Craftsbury and Community Rowing, Inc., Peter Schmidt (Providence, R.I.) of Riverside Boat Club, Christopher Lambert (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) of Malta Boat Club,Jack Devlin (Arlington, Va.) of CRI and Tobin McGee (Rye, N.Y.) of New York Athletic Club and Riverside Boat Club, rowed in a tight pack at a torrid pace throughout the length of the race and finished with a bronze medal in 5:40.41. Germany won in 5:38.92, and France was second in 5:40.14.
Many thanks to Ed Moran of USRowing for supplying the updated information. You can get the complete results of the World Championships by going to\www.row2k.com