Several local athletes turned in banner performances at the 111th IRA National Championship Regatta on June 1 and 2 in Sacramento, Calif.
Washington University senior Seamus Labrum, a Holy Spirit High School graduate, helped the Huskies' varsity-eight boat to a first-place finish.
In July, Labrum will coxswain the varsity eight boat in the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta on July 3-7.
Labrum is one of three local rowers to be invited to the tryouts for the under-23 national team, which will compete at the World Rowing U-23 Championships in Linz, Austria., on July 24-28.
Also invited to the tryout are the Naval Academy's Ted Baumgarder (St. Augustine Prep) and Boston University's Matt Given (Holy Spirit).
Baumgardner was the captain of the Naval Academy's varsity-eight boat, which finished ninth overall at the IRA regatta. Given helped Boston's second varsity-eight finish fifth in its race.
Kyle Erlandson (Egg Harbor Township) rowed on the Northeastern varsity-eight boat that took fourth place and received the Most Improved Trophy Award.
Tom Lindeman (St. Augustine) rowed on Princeton's sixth-place boat. Ryan Anthony (St. Augustine) helped Cornell's boat to an 11th-place finish.
University of Penn's Matt McPeak (St. Augustine) and Jim Senese (Holy Spirit) finished 13th.
Also in the varsity-eight race was Drexel, which placed 20th and featured Marc Smith, Kurt Linton, Mike Faust and Casimir Czworkowski - all from St. Augustine.
Frank Agli (Absegami) helped Naval Academy's varsity four to a fifth-place finish.
Drexel's freshman eight, featuring Dan Dolan (Holy Spirit) finished 12th.