Getty Images for USOC
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Rower Charlie Cole poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 16, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC)
After a good race on Thursday morning, Charlie Cole, of New Canaan, and his men's four team have rowed their way into the Olympic rowing finals.
Cole’s team came in first in their race and is now ranked second, behind Great Britain.
They will advance to the A finals on Saturday.
Keep your eyes on lane 3 as you cheer on team USA. You can see it online here.
Cole began rowing while at New Canaan High School and went on to attend Yale.
For more on local athletes, competing today, click here.