No previous medal winners on U.S. rowing team


INDIANAPOLIS -- Rower Laurel Korholz earned her third trip
to the Summer Games, joining 14 other Olympic veterans on the U.S.
team going to Athens.

The 45-member roster does not include any past Olympic medal

Korholz will race on the women's eight boat, the elite rowing

The others with Olympic experience are Chris Ahrens, Pete
Cipollone, Jennifer Devine, Hilary Gehman, Sarah Jones, Wolf Moser,
Lianne Nelson, Henry Nuzum, Greg Ruckman, Kelly Salchow, Paul Teti,
Steve Tucker, Bryan Volpenhein, and Mike Wherley.

There are 14 rowing events at next month's Olympics. The United
States will race in 12, having failed to qualify boats in men's
single sculls or women's double sculls.

At the 2000 Sydney Games, Americans won three medals: a silver
in the men's pair, a bronze in the women's pair, and a bronze in
the lightweight women's double sculls.