Washington, DC – The Potomac Boat Club (PBC) High Performance Program will have two athletes represent the United States.
The 2019 Senior World Rowing Championships will be held in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria August 25, 2019 through September 1, 2019.
Peter Schmidt, 30, will be making his sixth appearance on the U.S. Senior National Team competing in the Men’s Lightweight Quad event with teammates Jasper Liu, Danny Madden and Zach Heese. Peter has represented the U.S. on the international rowing stage earning a bronze medal in the lightweight eight at the 2015 World Rowing Championships.
Emily Schmieg, 31, will make her fourth appearance on the U.S. Senior National Team competing in the Women’s Lightweight Single. Emily’s international achievements include a silver medal in the lightweight women’s double sculls at the 2018 World Rowing Championships and a bronze medial in the lightweight double sculls at the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
Both athletes reside in Arlington, VA and are members of the High Performance Program of Potomac Boat Club located in Washington, D.C. coached by Judith Vogel and Matt Madigan. The mission of the PBC High Performance Program is to create a world leading, sustainable High Performance Program, which develops athletes who will represent their country on the international stage, and on the podium.
PBC subsidizes the program to support the athletes training to make the U.S. National Team. As amateur athletes, those residing in the Washington, DC area who qualify to represent on the USRowing 2019 Senior Team are supported by the Potomac River Sports Foundation.
“The World Rowing Federation, FISA (from the French, Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron) is the governing body of the sport of rowing. It is empowered by its 155 member National Rowing Federations, the National Olympic Committees and the International Olympic Committee to govern the
sport of rowing.” “The World Rowing Championship shall be open to all competitors who are authorized to compete by their member federation and who are eligible under the relevant rules.”
The 2019 Senior Rowing World Championships will feature more than 1,200 athletes from over 70 nations competing in more than 29 events. The World Rowing Championship regatta is the biggest annual World Rowing event and the most important of the season. The regatta is held over eight days
using a progression system from heats through to finals and ensuring that there is sufficient rest time between boat classes for the athletes.
Visit www.worldrowing.com for more information on the World Rowing Championships or to support
the athletes to Linz-Ottensheim, AUT, visit www.prsfdc.org.