Meghan Musnicki secures spot on U.S. Olympic rowing team, keeping the eight dynasty alive

Paris Games 2024: Historic Team Announced with Dynastic Rower Meghan Musnicki Leading the Way

In a recent announcement, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has named 21 rowers to their team for the upcoming Paris Games. Among them is two-time gold medalist Meghan Musnicki, who will be competing in her fourth Olympic Games at the age of 41. Musnicki is part of a pool of 12 women who will be placed in either the four boat or the eight boat.

The USOC has also announced that more rowers will qualify for the Paris Games through next week’s Olympic Trials in Sarasota, Florida and an international qualifying regatta in May in Lucerne, Switzerland. A full list of qualified athletes can be found here.

Musnicki, known as “Moose,” was a key member of the U.S. women’s eight dynasty that won every Olympic and world title from 2006 to 2016. She was one of seven gold medalists during that time period and the oldest team member at both the Rio Games and Tokyo Games. The eight finished fourth in Tokyo and took silver at the 2023 Worlds (where Musnicki competed in the coxless pair). Musnicki is set to break the record for oldest U.S. Olympic female rower held by Lisa Schlenker, who competed at the 2004 Athens Games at age 39. She can also tie the American record for four Olympic rowing appearances, according to OlyMADMen.

In addition to Musnicki, other notable athletes on this year’s team include Nina Castagna, who will be succeeding Katelin Guregian as coxswain of the eight after Guregian retired following her second games in Tokyo. Castagna is set to become the third consecutive Washington Husky to cox an Olympic women’s eight dating back to 2004 after two-time gold medalist Mary Whipple and Guregian.

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