CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston sophomore sailor Ryan Davidson (Newport Beach, Calif.) is the No. 8-ranked American in the latest Open Match Racing Division Rankings released on Sept. 10.
Last year, Davidson helped the nationally-ranked CofC coed sailing team to a third-place finish at the Truxton Umsted regatta. In June, Davidson’s team won the 2013 Rose Cup, a National Youth Match Racing Event for sailors 16-20 years of age, held at the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan in Sheboygan, Wis. He also competed in the Chicago Match Cup Qualifier in July in Chicago, Ill.
“We are very proud of Ryan,” CofC Director of Sailing Greg Fisher said. “This is a huge accomplishment and shows the talent-level of sailors we have on our team here at the College of Charleston.”
Davidson is making his first-ever appearance in the top 10 rankings along with Matthew Graham of Wichita, Kan. Donald Wilson of Chicago retained the No. 1 spot after winning the Chicago Match Cup Qualifier and the CMRC July Doubleheader.
OPEN MATCH RACING DIVISION RANKINGS
1. Donald Wilson
2. Dustin Durant
3. Christopher Poole
4. Sally Barkow
5. David Storrs
6. Dave Perry
7. Mike Quaglio
8. Ryan Davidson
9. Steven Lowery
10. Matthew Graham