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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 5, 2010
PRINCETON, N.J. --- Former Colby College rower Pete Morelli '02 (Cambridge, Mass.) will compete for the 2010 U.S. National Team for his second time when the squad heads to New Zealand for the 2010 World Rowing Championships.
The 80-person roster (men and women) includes 70 past national team members and 20 Olympians. Morelli will race in the Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls during the October 31 to November 7 event.
"We dedicated a boat in his honor in the fall of 2008," Colby head coach Stew Stokes said. "He was a leader and a great teammate while he was here and we're not surprised that his dedication to the sport and his training has led to this success."
Morelli is the first Colby rower to race at the world championship meet in both a sweep boat and a sculling boat. He raced in the lightweight men's eight at the 2006 World Rowing Championships in Eaton, England. Morelli and his crew finished fifth in that event.
Morelli, who was a captain for Colby in the 2001-02 season, will row with Matt Carey (West Simsbury, Conn.), Todd Mickelson (Woodinville, Wash.), and Brian Tryon (Indianapolis, Ind.) at the world meet. The foursome competed and won at the 2010 World Championship Trials at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., on October 1.