Germany’s DRV announces a new lineup for the Deutschland Achter
Following the German Small Boat Championships last weekend, the German Rowing Association (DRV) has announced the lineup for the squad’s first competition, Wedau Regatta (11-12 May). The top boat, the Deutschland-Achter, sees two changes from the lineup that remains unbeaten in the world and had secured the last two World Rowing Championships.
Maximilian Planer and pairs partner Felix Wimberger move back to the M4- after coming fifth in the pairs matrix whilst Laurits Follert and Christopher Reinhardt step into the eight. Follert went out at the quarterfinal stage in the M2- in Plovdiv whilst Reinhardt was part of the M4- who were well beaten into last place in the final at the World Rowing Championships.
German coach Uwe Bender said of the top four pairs “They are also our strongest on the ergometer. We want the most power in the boat lift.” He continued “This is a first starting lineup for the Duisburg Regatta. This is the configuration we field until the European Championships in Lucerne, we will then decide and announce our team at the final presentation”. This presentation will be held in Dortmund on 23 May ahead of the European Championships to be held in Lucerne 31 May/2 June 2019.
Wedau Regatta (11-12 May) lineup:
Hannes Ocik (Schweriner RG), Richard Schmidt (RV Treviris Trier), Malte Jakschik (RV Rauxel), Christopher Reinhardt (RV Dorsten), Torben Johannesen (RC Favorite Hammonia Hamburg), Jakob Schneider (RK am Baldeneysee), Laurits Follert (Crefelder RC), Johannes Weißenfeld (RC Westfalen Herdecke), Steurmann Martin Sauer (Berliner RC).
Boat 1: Felix Wimberger (Passauer RV), Maximilian Planer (Bernburger RC), Nico Merget (Frankfurter RG Germania), Felix Brummel (RV Münster)
Boat 2: Eric Johannesen (RC Favorite Hammonia Hamburg), Paul Schröter (RK am Wannsee), Marc Leske (Crefelder RC), Anton Braun (Berliner RC)
Boat 1: Felix Wimberger (Passauer RV), Maximilian Planer (Bernburger RC), Eric Johannesen (RC Favorite Hammonia Hamburg), Paul Schröter (RK am Wannsee)
Boat 2: Nico Merget (Frankfurter RG Germania), Felix Brummel (RV Münster), Marc Leske (Crefelder RC), Anton Braun (Berliner RC)
Marc Kammann (Hamburger Germania RC), Wolf-Niclas Schröder (RU Arkonia Berlin)