WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington resident Alex Flynn, a recent graduate of St. John’s Prep in Danvers, will represent the United States at the upcoming 2022 World Rowing Championships this September in Prague, Czech Republic.
According to a press release from U.S. Rowing, the United States will have 25 boats — with 76 athletes — competing in the 8-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.
Flynn, an incoming freshman at Tufts University, will be competing in the PR3 Mixed Four with Coxswain. His teammates include: Emelie Eldracher (Andover, Mass./Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Saige Harper (Easthampton, Mass./Sacred Heart University); Molly Moore (Indianapolis, Ind./Harvard University/Community Rowing, Inc.); and Andrew Wigren (Providence, R.I./Hobart College).
Due to COVID-19, this is the first World Rowing Championships since 2019, when the United States received six medals.