WASHINGTON - Georgetown University men’s rowing alum Jack Devlin (C’13) qualified for the ‘A’ Final at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Bradenton, Fla., on Tuesday. Teaming with Alex Twist in the lightweight men’s pair event, the duo finished fourth in the repechage to advance.
“We're extremely excited about the performance of Jack Devlin and his pair partner Alex Twist today,” said Georgetown Lightweight Varsity Coach Lee Rumpf. “Jack and Alex, representing the United States in the men's lightweight pair event, qualified for the ‘A’ final which guarantees at least 6th in the world.
“Jack has always supported the lightweight team here at Georgetown, even training with us as he prepared for worlds this last month. The whole program is proud of his accomplishments and looks forward to the final!”
Opening competition on Sunday in the second heat against Brazil, Russia and Mexico, Devlin and Twist posted a time of 6:53.24 to finish third and move on to Tuesday’s repechage. With the top four teams in the repechage advancing to the A Final, the USA duo rowed a 6:55.67 and held off the Hungarian squad by just under three seconds to advance.
Devlin and Twist will race against Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Russia and Great Britain in the lightweight men’s pair final on Friday, September 29.
A four-year rower at Georgetown, Devlin was a co-captain for the G150s during his senior campaign in 2012-13. A second generation student-athlete on the Hilltop, both of his parents, John Devlin (C’71) and JoAnn Grainger (B’80) are in the Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame for rowing.