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Justin Best, a Kennett Square native, named to U.S. Olympic Rowing Team for Paris 2024

Justin Best has been named to the United States Olympic Rowing Team for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. 

This marks Best's second consecutive Olympic appearance, and follows his silver medal win in the men's four at the 2023 World Rowing Championships and his performance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Best is originally from Kennett Square, and a graduate of Drexel University. He had a distinguished rowing career, marked by his early start at Newport Rowing Club on the Christina River. Under the guidance of coaches and mentors in the club, Best honed his skills and developed the determination and strength that have led him to the pinnacle of rowing.

Best brings not only physical strength but also technical expertise to the U.S. men's rowing team. Frequently found in the bow pair, Best’s role is critical for maintaining the boat's balance and rhythm, skills that he has perfected over years of intense training and competition.