Collin Chartier will replace Rudy von Berg in tomorrow’s Collins Cup race. That is confirmed by the PTO.
Mark Allen, Team US Captain, commented, “Rudy has been unwell for the last two weeks and is not yet fully recovered or feeling strong enough to race. Rudy would have added huge value to Team USA and was keen to race, but this is a brutal sport and we need to be mindful of an athletes health. We are thankful to have Collin Chartier as a stand-in who is willing and certainly able to take Rudy’s place and enter the battle for Team USA.”
Rudy Von Berg commented, “I am gutted to have to pull out of The Collins Cup. I have been sick and although I had resumed training and was hoping to be ready to race, I am still not feeling anywhere close to being ready to perform at the required level to serve my teammates. After discussions with Team USA Captains Mark and Karen, we concluded that it would be better for our team if Collin, who is in top form, was brought onto the squad. I will be cheering on Team USA from the side-lines.”
Collin Chartier said “It is an absolute privilege to be able to race for Team US at the inaugural Collins Cup and I look forward to competing against the best athletes from Team Europe and Team Internationals. I have big shoes to fill but will give it my all for Team USA.”