Veteran Rowers Lead the Way: 21 American Olympians Announced for Paris Games Including Record-Breaking Meghan Musnicki

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

U.S. Rowing announced the first 21 rowers named to the American team for the Paris Olympics on Monday, including two-time gold medalist Meghan Musnicki, who is set to become the oldest American woman to row at an Olympics. Musnicki, nicknamed “Moose,” was in the last seven of those gold-medal boats from 2010 through 2016 and is in line to break the record of oldest U.S. Olympic female rower held by Lisa Schlenker.

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 is here. The eight placed fourth in Tokyo and took silver at the 2023 Worlds (where Musnicki competed in the coxless pair). The team includes Nina Castagna, who is set to succeed Katelin Guregian as coxswain of the eight after Guregian retired following her second Games in Tokyo. Castagna is in line to become the third consecutive Washington Husky to cox the Olympic women’s eight dating back to 2004 after two-time gold medalist Mary Whipple and Guregian.

The 2024 U.S. Olympic team roster of athletes will be updated as they qualify.

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