Six Buckeyes Competing at the Under-23 World Championships

July 24, 2015


Six members of the Ohio State women’s rowing team are competing this week at the 2015 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plodiv, Bulgaria.

Rising senior Holly Norton (stroke) is representing Great Britain in the Women’s Pair A final. Norton helped Team GB to a second-place finish behind the United States in opening-round heats, crossing in a time of 7:15.71.

Rising sophomores Rachel Engel (bow) and Sarah Davis (stroke) are two of the four members of the Australian Four, which won its opening heat and placed third overall in a time of 6:41.86 to advance to the A final.

Rising sophomore Laura Monteso Esmel (stroke) is representing the Buckeyes in the Spanish Lightweight Double Scull. Spain was sixth overall in both the first round (7:48.56) and repechage (7:24.07) to advance to the semifinals.

The French Quadruple Scull features Daphne Socha in the stroke seat. France was second overall in first-round heats in a time of 6:43.28, securing a birth in the A final. Socha is currently on hiatus from the Ohio State team as she prepares for the 2016 Olympics.

Cassandra Johnson, a rising sophomore, is also competing at the U-23 world championships as a spare for Team USA.