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Breck & Chase Take 2nd in B Finals; Finish 8th In World Competition

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Congratulations to the USA Junior Men’s Double! Breck Wagner and Chase Buchholz, our Narragansett Boat Club/Providence, RI scullers, who once again poured everything they had into moving their boat, placed second to France in the B Finals. Their eighth place finish in this event is the highest of any previous American JM2X entry into the Junior World Rowing Championships! Congratulations as well to their coach, Peter Wilhelm, and the Wagner and Buchholz families. It takes a real team to bring athletes to such a high level of performance.

Junior Men’s Double Sculls (JM2x) A-Final
Kai Fuhrmann of Germany was in the boat last year that won gold in the junior men’s double. He was back again this year with new partner, Ole Daberkow and together they came to this final with the fastest qualifying time from yesterday’s semifinal. Fuhrmann and Daberkow showed their superiority by taking off in the lead and over-rating all other crews through the first 500m. This left Switzerland, Latvia and Estonia in a virtual line behind the leading Germans.

As Fuhrmann and Daberkow built up a growing lead, Latvia’s Kriss Kalnins and Gints Zunde tried to break away from Estonia and Switzerland while Belgium and Poland dropped off the pace. Through the middle of the race Kalnins and Zunde had moved clearly into second in their first ever international final. Could they catch the Germans?

Fuhrmann and Daberkow continued to power on in the lead with Switzerland’s Damien Tollardo and Barnabe Delarze now breaking away from Estonia. The order of medalists had already been decided coming into the final sprint. Fuhrmann had won his second junior champion title. Daberkow had won his first. Latvia had taken the silver and Switzerland became the 2012 bronze medalists.
Results: GER, LAT, SUI, EST, BEL, POL

Junior Men’s Double Sculls (JM2X) B-Final
Last year France took silver in this boat class but this year they competed in the B-final. Quentin Charras-Antognelli and Pierre Houin of France had the lead at the start with the United States following in second. The US continued the challenge France through the middle of the race and these two crews broke away from the field with only Slovenia in a position to challenge.

The United States had been the next fastest qualifier from yesterday’s semifinal, but coming into the final sprint the margins between all of the six crews had closed up and any crew with a big sprint could still win. Charras-Antognelli and Houin held it all together the best and crossed the line in first. Richard Wagner and Chase Buchholz of the United States, using a big 43 stroke rate sprint, held on to second. Slovenia came through in third.
Results:
FRA,USA, SLO, NOR, SRB, LTU

The results below as well as the text above come from WorldRowing.com.  There was a total of seven finals for the many different levels of competition in this event. EvenChina, who was excluded from the A/B Finals for an underweight boat, got race in the C Finals. They were definitely a fast boat, even when the weight of their shell was raised to the minimum FISA (world rowing federation) standards. We tried to print all of the results, but the software could not do it. If you wish to do it, you will need to go to WorldRowing.com to review the remaining five finals.

Result World_Rowing_Senior_Junior_Championships,_Plovdiv - Race 222: JM2x Final A

Rank

Boat

500 m

1000 m

1500 m

Finish

Lane

1

GER

1:32.24 (1)

3:10.67 (1)

4:52.43 (1)

06:33.0

4

2

LAT

1:35.08 (3)

3:14.75 (2)

4:55.07 (2)

06:35.3

2

3

SUI

1:34.46 (2)

3:16.91 (4)

4:57.98 (3)

06:37.9

3

4

EST

1:35.34 (4)

3:16.67 (3)

5:01.23 (4)

06:41.7

1

5

BEL

1:38.53 (5)

3:20.42 (5)

5:05.20 (5)

06:45.5

5

6

POL

1:39.80 (6)

3:22.10 (6)

5:05.54 (6)

06:45.5

6

 

Result World_Rowing_Senior_Junior_Championships,_Plovdiv - Race 213: JM2x Final B

Rank

Boat

500 m

1000 m

1500 m

Finish

Lane

1

FRA

1:34.21 (1)

3:15.67 (1)

4:57.41 (1)

06:36.4

5

2

USA

1:34.78 (2)

3:16.79 (2)

4:59.07 (2)

06:37.9

4

3

SLO

1:35.20 (3)

3:17.46 (3)

5:00.02 (3)

06:41.4

1

4

NOR

1:36.54 (5)

3:19.09 (4)

5:01.90 (4)

06:41.6

3

5

SRB

1:36.23 (4)

3:19.36 (5)

5:02.27 (5)

06:41.9

2

6

LTU

1:37.56 (6)

3:21.34 (6)

5:02.66 (6)

06:42.4

6