Hamilton College men's crew alum Willy Cowles '09 (Farmington, Conn.) finished second in the men's double sculls final at the 2014 USRowing Senior II World Championship Trials at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., on August 6.

Cowles and teammate Sam Stitt represented the Potomac Boat Club and posted a time of 6:19.41. The U.S. Training Center boat won the race in 6:17.42 and will compete for the U.S. National Team at the 2014 World Rowing Championships, which begin on August 24 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Cowles collected national titles in all three races he competed in at the 2014 USRowing National Championships at Mercer Lake on June 27. Cowles won the men's single sculls with a time of 7:41.31, and he and Stitt finished first in the men's double sculls with a time of 6:50.24. Cowles made it 3-for-3 as he, Stitt and two other rowers topped the field in the men's quadruple sculls in 6:18.83.

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