Day one of racing for the 2010 Senior World Championship Trials is underway in West Windsor, New Jersey.
In the Men's Single, OKC's Pat Close placed third in heat one in a time of 7:51.9 while Martin Etem placed fourth in heat 2 (8:17.5) and Ryan Shelton finished third in heat four (8:03.3). Close, Etem, and Shelton will move onto the repechage this evening for a second opportunity to advance to the semi final.
In the closest race of the morning, Nareg Guregian and Justin Stangle finished second place in heat one of the Men's Coxed Pair in a time of 7:40.3, just two tenths of a second behind first place Penn AC (7:40.1). USRowing Training Center - Princeton finish third in a time of 7:40.5. In heat two, Brandon Shald, Aaron Marcovy and Max Blumenthal placed second in a time of 7:40.0. Both OKC crews will move onto the repechage scheduled for Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM.