Jackson Anderson ’11 teamed with Matt Mahon to win the men’s heavyweight double race at the Under-23 World Championship Rowing Trials on June 24.
Anderson, a rising junior at Oklahoma City University, and Mahon finished the course at West Windsor, N.J., in six minutes, 42.37 seconds, a full eight seconds ahead of the second-place team.
“The start was a little bit more rough than we usually have,” Anderson told US Rowing. “We were in second place by about a length at the 1,250 (meter mark), and I told Matt to bring up the rate, because we had to be in the lead.”
Anderson’s rowing career started at Culver Academies, where he rowed all four years and received the 1st Lt. Andrew K. Stern ’98 Scholarship and Gordon Graper Award during the 2010-2011 school year. During the summers he joined the Kansas City Rowing Club.
The win earned Anderson and Mahon a berth on Team USA in the World Rowing Under-23 Championships on July 24-28 in Linz, Austria. For more on Anderson, the World Championships, or to help defray his expenses, click here.