Former Oregon State University rower Josh Inman has made the U.S. Olympic Team in the men’s pair. Inman, a graduate of Hillsboro High School, teamed with Matt Schnobrich of St. Paul, Minn., with a time of 6:38.104 over the 2,000-meter course at West Windsor, N.J. This is the first appearance in the Olympics for both Inman and Schnobrich.
Inman was the 2005 US Rowing Male Athlete of the Year, and he has lettered on the varsity crew at OSU from 2000-2002. He was a first team All-Pac-10 Conference selection as a senior and led the Beavers varsity to a fourth-place finish in the ’02 Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships in New Jersey, the highest finish ever for OSU.
Oregon State has had a former rowing student-athlete compete in three straight Olympic Games. Amy Martin of Sherman County, Ore., participated in 2000 and Joey Hansen of Bakersfield, Calif., won a gold medal at the 2004 Games in the eight-man boat.
Inman is the third current or former OSU athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games, Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China.
Current OSU swimmer Saori Haruguchi is representing Japan and current wrestler Heinrich Barnes will be competing for South Africa. Former soccer standout Robbie Findley is a member of the USA Team and is a candidate to make the Olympics.