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Rower Robin Prendes in Oklahoma City working toward 2016 Olympics

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

by Ed Godfrey

The Oklahoman

From Cuba to Miami to Princeton to Oklahoma City to London.

Not many rowers arrive at Princeton having been born in Cuba and trained in the alligator-infested canals near Miami, but that was Robin Prendes' path to the 2012 Olympics in London.

It was a journey that also included a stop in Oklahoma City. A place Prendes plans to call home for at least another three years in hopes of making the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Prendes moved to Oklahoma City to train in the Boathouse District after graduating from Princeton in 2011. He set his sights on earning a spot on the U.S. national team in the Lightweight Men's Four.

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