Wilmington’s Alex Flynn Invited To Select Camp For Spot On U.S. Paralympic Team At 2022 World Rowing Championships

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington resident Alex Flynn, a graduating senior at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, is one of 10 U.S. athletes selected to compete for spots on the U.S. Paralympic Team in the 2022 World Rowing Championships this September in the Czech Republic.

Flynn will be attending a prestigious selection camp from June 10 through June 26 in New Jersey, organized by the team’s coaches, Derek Hartwick and Andrea Thies. Other invited athletes include: Emilie Eldracher (Andover/MIT); Julian Green (Arlington/Temple University); Saige Harper (Easthampton/Sacred Heart University); Serafina King (Los Angeles/University of Oklahoma); Molly Moore (Indianapolis/Harvard College); Pearl Outlaw (Charlottesville/Ithaca College); Jaclyn Smith (Williston Park, NY/Sacred Heart University); Todd Vogt (Rochester, NY/University of Buffalo); and Andrew Wigren (Providence, RI/Hobart College).

The U.S. has won silver in this rowing event for seven consecutive years in Paralympic and world championship competition, although this year’s crew will have entirely different members compared to last year’s Tokyo silver medalists, according to a press release.

Specifically, Flynn — who rows in the starboard position — is competing for a spot in the PR3 Four with Coxswain race category.

Flynn has also been invited to the U.S. Rowing Olympic Development program’s Under 20 High Performance Camp. He has committed to row for Tufts University in the fall.

Alex Flynn

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