OSU Alum Karz Second at Senior World Trials

Photo By: Erik Dresser/Oregon State Athletics   08-15-2013

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Former Oregon State rower Devery Karz raced in the US Rowing Senior World Championship Trials last week, finishing in second place.

The trials took place in West Windsor, N.J. on Mercer Lake from August 4-7 where she rowed in the Women’s Lightweight Single Sculls.

Racing in heat 2, Karz was dominant finishing nearly six seconds ahead of her nearest competition to finish first and advance to the final.

In the final, she once again rowed well finishing second, five seconds behind the winner and 10 seconds ahead of third place.

Karz has been involved with US Rowing since 2009, competing in numerous U23 events. She won silver in the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2009 World Rowing U23 Championships and notched a fifth place finish in the same event in 2010.

Karz also earned back-to-back lightweight quadruple scull wins in 2009 and 2010 at the U23 World Championships Trials. 

In her time at Oregon State, Karz was a valuable member of the Beavers rowing program.  In 2011, her coaches named her Oregon State’s Most Valuable Oarswoman. Karz also shined in the classroom, earning two Pac-10 All-Academic Second-Team honors.