|One of the 'modified' versions via @RowingJournal|
Many of the athletes that will make up Team USA at the Games were gearing up to depart for Europe today, sparking a bit of a Twitter frenzy (searchable via #GoTeamUSA, which is 'trending' nationwide). In the midst of all this, one of the stars of the above photo, Phelan Hill, seems to have successfully pleaded the case for coxswains a place in Megan Kalmoe's famous (infamous?) 'List' for 2012, following Ned DelGuercio's notable appearance last year, checking in at #18. While it may be early to start the nominations, in the words of Hill, "what else is there to do on camp when not training?"
All of which begs the question, will there be open nominations this year? And further, has Phelan done enough to secure himself a bid for The List 2012?