In our short series to introduce the HP Team we want to tell you about our second lightweight double that will race at upcoming Olympic Trials in Sarasota.
Jimmy McCullough learned rowing at St. Joes Prep and continued to sharpen his skills at University of Delaware where he was part of a very competitive lightweight roster. He is familiar to Vesper for a long time as he was a family member for many years due to his father Tim McCullough. In 2018 he qualified in the LM 2x for the PanAm Qualifier in Rio, from there he went to race at the PanAm Games in 2019 in Lima just before he graduated from UD. It was a close step for him to join Vespers HP Team in 2019. He will race at OT with his Vesper Team mate:
Joshua Remland is Vespers power house among the lightweight man. During the pandemic he worked so hard on the erg, that he ultimately would break the American Record in the 30 minute category, set a new World Record on the Half Marathon distance, break his PR and stay on the 2000m under 6:10.0. During a fundraiser for PCR he would contribute incredible 200km… which he rowed in the run of one day… in his words: “I just kept doing 20km pieces….”He learned rowing at Brown University on the heavyweight team and joined Vesper in 2019, moving in the midst of winter from San Diego to Philadelphia. I guess that’s all I have to say to state his incredible determination to our sport. This is a name to remember.
Both are still very young, incredibly friendly, humble and eager to improve. Cheer for this combination with Jimmy on stroke seat and Josh in bow.