Former Rutgers rowers Sam Stitt and Jake Goodman competed in the 2006 FISA World Rowing Championships in Eton, Great Britain from Aug. 20-27.
Stitt, who graduated from Rutgers in 2004, competed in the priority men’s sculling event, the quad sculls. His boat finished 8th out of 15 boats entered. The quad had a strong start to the regatta, finishing second in their heat, only .05 out of first. However, they stumbled in the semi-final, finishing 6th out of 6. They bounced back in the B final though, finishing 2nd, less than 1 second out of 1st.
Stitt is a two-time National Team member, and at the 2005 FISA World Championships he finished 10th in the double sculls. Stitt has also had success at the national level, winning the double sculls at the 2005 National Selection Regatta.
Goodman, a 2005 Rutgers graduate, competed in the lightweight men’s eight, which finished 5th out of 6 (the event was a six-boat final) in tight racing. Goodman was a member of last year’s Under-23 team. At last year’s Under-23 World Championship, he competed in the light men’s four, taking eighth place. During his junior year abroad at Oxford, Goodman raced in the 2004 Oxford-Cambridge Boat race, and was a part of the winning team in the lightweight eight division.