May 29, 2009

Two Crusaders Invited To U.S. National Team Freshman Camp

WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshmen Peter Dwyer (Keene, N.Y.) and Tom Gallant (Scotia, N.Y.), members of the Holy Cross men's rowing team, have been invited to take part in the 2009 U.S. National Team Freshman Camp. The camp will take place from June 14-July 11, with sessions at the Pennsylvania Athletic Club in Philadelphia, Pa., and the California Rowing Club in Oakland, Calif. Dwyer and Gallant are two of just 17 rowers from across the nation who will be taking part in the camp.

During the 2008-2009 season, Dwyer and Gallant were both part of the Holy Cross freshman eight. Their boat finished in 18th place at the Eastern Sprints, in addition to posting an 18th place finish at the Green Monster Regatta. The freshman eight also had an impressive six-second victory over Bucknell during the regular season.

The National Team Freshman Camp is for athletes with elite-level potential and aspirations, who are freshmen in college or have only one or two years of rowing experience. The goal is to provide an intensive experience to expose athletes to sculling and small-boat rowing, learn technical and physiological basics and train with athletes of a similar caliber. This camp is for the young athlete that has physiological potential and the desire to learn more about the national team.