United States Armed Forces, USA


In the 150th year of rowing at the United States Naval Academy it is wholly appropriate that the United States Armed Forces King’s Cup VIII in 2019 is being crewed by servicemen and women from Annapolis. It will be the first time a combined crew has competed in an international rowing event in the same boat; mirroring their day jobs.

Below the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Paul Selva presented with the formal invitation to race at The King’s Cup, the map of the Henley Royal Regatta course and the record of the US Army crew that raced in 1919.


Left: CIJ Hartley, Chairman The King’s Cup Organising Committee
Right: General Paul. J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Your Crew


The US Armed Forces crew will race 99 years after the US Naval Academy won the gold medal for VIIIs in the 1920 Olympics beating a Leander Club VIII representing Great Britain in the final.



The 2019 Crew

Details and profiles of the USA 2019 crew to follow.



The 1919 Crew