MI women Ellen Tomek from Flushing and Grace Latz from Jackson have rowed their way to RIO with US Rowing.

Ellen Tomek

Ellen Tomek

Tomek, 32, will compete in double sculls and Latz, 28, in quadruple sculls.

Tomek and Meghan O’Leary secured their spot on Team USA with a 12-second win in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials final in Florida in April.

Latz pulled bow for the U.S. boat that finished 6th at the World Rowing Cup II in Switzerland in May.

Grace Latz

Grace Latz

Tomek is making her second trip to the Olympics. The Powers Catholic grad began rowing at U-M in 2002 and finished 5th in double sculls at the 2008 Games in London.

Tomek and O’Leary finished 11th at the 2015 World Rowing Championships in France.

Latz, a Jackson Northwest alum, began rowing at the University of Wisconsin in 2006 and has won two world championship medals so far. She took Gold with U.S. women’s 4 in 2015 and Bronze in the quadruple sculls in 2014.

Joining Latz in the quadruple scull for RIO are Adrienne Martelli, Megan Kalmoe and Tracy Eisser.

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