CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia rising junior Sophia Kershner (Palmyra, Va.) and former coxswain Izzi Weiss (Chicago, Ill.) earned bronze medals in the women’s eight on Sunday (July 28) at the 2019 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Sarasota, Fla.
 
In addition, UVA head coach Kevin Sauer coached the U.S. women’s four to a bronze medal and incoming graduate transfer Katy Flynn (Churchville, N.Y./RPI) was part of the 11th-place U.S. women’s quadruple sculls squad.
 
Kershner and Weiss were part of the United States crew that finished third behind Netherlands (6:17.930) and Great Britain (6:22.520) with a time of 6:23.470. Weiss earned her second medal at the U-23 world championships, guiding the U.S. to a gold medal in the women’s four last year Poznan, Poland.
 

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