Matt Carey '07 Makes US National Rowing Squad after Quad Victory at Trials Oct. 1, 2010
On Mercer Lake in New Jersey, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, Wesleyan crew alumnus Matt Carey '07 from Simsbury, Conn., won a US Rowing World Championships trial by stroking the men's lightweight quad.
This victory, combined with yesterday's win in the first round of trials, has earned Carey a spot on the 2010 US Rowing National team. He and his crew will represent the United States at the World Championships which will take place from October 31 through November 7 on Lake Karapino, New Zealand.
Since graduation, Carey has been training full-time with the GMS Rowing Center in New Milford, Conn. He is the sixth former member of the Wesleyan crew to earn a place on the US team, joining Noel Wanner '90, Jonathan Moss '91, Nick McQuaid '96, Tim Whitney '97, and Judah Rome '98, who all qualified in the past.