USA Rowing Preview: Cincinnati Native Peter Graves Leads Team USA

Most casual sports observers that watch the Olympics probably don't pay much attention to rowing. But the State of Ohio will have an athlete to follow in the sport in Cincinnati native Peter Graves.

Graves, the former captain of the Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.) rowing squad, was selected by USRowing to represent the country in the quadruple sculls this summer in London. Here's a look at some of Peter Graves' collegiate accomplishments in the sport, courtesy of the Trinity College athletic site:

At Trinity, Graves led the Bantams to varsity-eight gold medals in the 2004 and 2005 Head of the Charles Regattas in Cambridge, Mass., the 2005 San Diego Crew Classic, the 2005 Temple Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta, and the 2006 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) National Regatta. His Trinity crews captured three consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) from 2005 to 2007. As a freshman, Graves was a semifinalist in the double sculls at the 2004 Henley Royal Regatta, and he won a gold medal in the event in 2005 in the USRowing National Championships.

The rowing events will take place in Eton, England on Dorney Lake.

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