After an intense selection process Jimmy Catalano has been named to the US Senior Rowing Team. This is a major accomplishment given that USRowing’s senior national team represents the U.S. at the highest level of international competition, either at the Olympic Games or world championships.
He was previously named to the U23 National Rowing Team for three years winning a Bronze Medal at Worlds in 2021.
Catalano is a graduate of Greenwich High School and the University Wisconsin where he received a BS, MS Real Estate. At University of Wisconson he was a recruited athlete and led the rowing team for five years. He had an extra year of eligibility due of Covid.
Last week USRowing announced the roster that will represent the U.S. at the upcoming 2022 World Rowing Championships, September 18-25 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The U.S. will have 25 boats competing in the eight-day regatta including the men’s and women’s single sculls, lightweight single sculls, double sculls, lightweight double sculls, quadruple sculls, lightweight quadruple sculls, pair, lightweight pair, four, and eight, as well as the PR1 men’s single sculls, PR2 men’s and women’s single sculls, PR3 mixed double sculls, and PR3 mixed four with coxswain.
This will be the first time the world championship has been held since 2019 due to COVID-19. In 2019, the U.S. came home with six medals including gold in the lightweight women’s pair and PR3 women’s pair, silver in the PR3 mixed four with coxswain, and bronze in the women’s single sculls, women’s eight, and PR3 mixed double sculls.
Of the 76 athletes on this year’s roster, 19 were on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic or Paralympic Games’ squads. The roster is made up of athletes from 23 states, plus Germany. Massachusetts leads the way with 13 athletes, followed by New York with nine.
Catalano is part of the Men’s Eight:
Chris Carlson (Bedford, N.H./University of Washington/California Rowing Club)
Jimmy Catalano (Greenwich Conn./University of Wisconsin)
Michael Clougher (Canton, Mass./Connecticut College/Penn Athletic Club)
Liam Corrigan (Old Lyme, Conn./Harvard University/California Rowing Club)
Andrew Gaard (Madison, Wis./University of Washington/California Rowing Club)
Alex Karwoski (Moultonborough, N.H./Cornell University)
Michael Knippen (Germantown, Wis./University of Wisconsin/California Rowing Club)
Pieter Quinton (Portland, Ore./Harvard University/California Rowing Club)
Nick Rusher (West Bend, Wis./Yale University)