Will sustained a broken collar bone in a prelim fall on XC at The Fork on April 4th, and has withdrawn from Rolex. His name was still on the Rolex entry list as of last night, but it was removed this morning (thanks to a commenter for pointing this out). This is no surprise, and I have been saying Will would have to withdraw from Rolex since it first happened.
This is unfortunate for Will and Twizzel, but also for the thousands of fans at Rolex who are going to miss seeing one of the USA’s best combinations right now. Will has taken a big step forward over the past year and, for most of the spring, he and Twizzel have been looking like a pair that belong on the US Team at the WEGs. As I have said before, Twizzel would have easily been in my top 5 at Rolex.
Expect to see Will entered at the Luhmuhlen CCI4* in mid-June and a good performance there will book his ticket to Kentucky this fall.
Note: Kate Hicks and Belmot have also been removed from the Rolex entry list.