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Rogachenko Named To 2011 US Sailing Development Team

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: November 23, 2010
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Nov. 23, 2010

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - Former Old Dominion standout sailor Kyle Rogachenko has been selected to be apart of the 2011 US Sailing Development team.

A total of 55 talented athletes were named to the 2011 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the youth pipeline team supported by US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC). The USSDT was created in 2009 to help young athletes, who have been identified as future Olympic prospects, acquire the skills necessary to launch successful campaigns and compete at the Olympic level.

In addition to receiving elite-level coaching, guidance and mentoring, the USSDT members benefit from joint training with US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members and other top young sailors from across the United States.

Rogachenko was one of 11 athletes chosen to sail Lasers (one person dinghy's).

During the 2008-09 collegiate season, Rogachenko led the fleet all three days at the ICSA Singlehanded National Championships before finishing in a tie for first, only falling to Cy Thompson (Roger Williams) on a tiebreaker for first-place. Rogachenko was the first male national qualifier for ODU since Brad Funk finished second in 2001.

For a list of the athletes, their hometowns, yacht club affiliations and schools, as well as the 2011 training and competition schedule, please visit the USSDT page on the US SAILING web site: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/Teams/2011USSDT.htm

About the US Sailing Development Team: The US Sailing Development Team (USSDT) is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. Selected annually, the USSDT is supported and administered exclusively by the US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) of US SAILING. The OSC's mission is to develop sailors for Olympic-caliber competition and to prepare them for qualification to the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) and the Olympic Sailing Team. The OSC supports these athletes with coaching and by facilitating training and racing with and against the best national and international competition. The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and advancement for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US SAILING is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org. For more information about the US Sailing Development Team, please visit: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org.

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