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U23 National Team Rowing with Tewksbury-Volpe

Incredibly, for a third summer in a row, U23 National Team Rowing includes GW Rowing’s Jordan Tewksbury-Volpe. He will be competing at the U23 World Championships. This is a fantastic accomplishment! Every member of the GW Crew community should appreciate, applaud and enjoy Jordan’s success.

Jordan grew up in Naples, Italy where he had the fortune to row under the guidance of one of the best coaches in Italy, Antonio Colamonici. Jordan came to the United States in 2012 to study and continue his rowing at The George Washington University. Since that time, Volpe has been a staple of the first Varsity crew at GW.

Jordan and his pair racing partner, Zander Bonorris, wrote a marvelous testament of their ethic and enjoyment going into the competition, stating:

“The strength of this crew is centered in our ability as racers. We love training, we love working tirelessly on our technique to improve our efficiency and smoothness, but, above all, we love racing. There is nothing like lining up at the starting platform, taking a quick gander at your competition, and enduring the increasing flutter of butterflies as you await, ‘Attention. Go!’ Then you get the next six and a half minutes to burn off all of that nervous energy – and then some! – racing full out for ourselves, for each other, and for Old Glory.”

There is an extra level of exciting competition for this pair. Zander and the stroke of Great Britain’s crew, Tommy Marshall, have rowed together in the Harvard Lightweight Varsity for the past two years. Talk about a hunt for bragging rights!

More about each oarsman’s background, their racing and training can be read in their written piece, found here.

Great videos of Jordan training and racing can be seen below. Jordan’s event in the 2015 Trials video starts at 1:57.


Jordan Volpe ’16 represents USA

Jordan Volpe ’16 represents the United States at U23s in the Lightweight Men’s pair.

Kasey Colander ’14: World University Games

Kasey Colander ’14 represented the United States at the World University Games in the Men’s eight in Russia.

Trofym Anderson ’14 wins Gold Medal for Canada

Trofym Anderson ’14

GW Crew alumni Trofym Anderson ’14 won a Gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy.

Rowing bow in the coxed four, Anderson and his crew clinched the World Championship Gold completing the course in a blazing time of 6:13.85. New Zealand was 0.6 seconds behind in 6:14.49, followed by France (6:19.32), Great Britain (6:19.63), United States (6:20.02) and Italy (6:22.86).

David Morgensten ’11 Medalist at World Championships

David Morgensten ’11 won the Bronze Medal in the USA Lightweight Men’s eight at the World Championships in Korea.

D’Alba named to 2006 & 2007 US National Teams

Jon D’Alba ’07 and former GW Crew Captain competed as a US National Team member in the 2007 World Rowing Championships, held in Munich, Germany. This was the second consecutive year Jon represented the red-white-and-blue on top of his Buff & Blue.

In recognition of this achievement, Jon was also named GW Athletic Department Top Senior Male Athlete for the 2006-2007 academic year. For more on this achievement, read here.

Jon continues excellence in his athletic pursuits with an extensive and impressive bicycle racing resume.