Men's Crew Rows the Charles

Boston -- The men's heavywieght and lightweight rowing squads competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta held on Sunday, Oct. 24. The event was highlighted by the performance of the Lightweight 8+, finishing eighth out of 21 boatswith a time of 11:30.

The Varsity men had a very solid performance in the Lightweight 8+, finishing eighth out of 21 teams in a time of 11:30. The boat was manned by C Colin Groshong '07, 8 Tim Mahoney '06, 7 Chris Storm '07, 6 Ben Cooley '07, 5 Greg Patcella '06, 4 Drew Zech '07, 3 Joe McQuaid '05, 2 Sebastian Paraud '07 and Bow Sean Cronin '07, all of who competed in the event for the first time.

"It was encouraging to be in the middle of a very competitive field. Navy, who returns seven athletes from last year's National Championship crew, showed that they will be tough to beat in 2005. With only six seconds separating the next six EARC Sprints schools, everyone can count on a heated battle at the Princeton 3-Mile Chase on November 7th," Coach Mike Irwin commented.

Penn'sentry in the Youth 4+ was something new for the program. The competition was composed of collegiate freshmen and high school crews. With our low starting assignment (30th), the freshmen, comprised of C Brandon Weber '08, 4 Mikhail Gasiorowski '08, 3 Josh Sowick '08, 2 Craig Wenger '08 and Bow Jon Tamblyn '08, ended up having two significant collisions while trying to pass slower high school boats and finished 18th as a result.

Due to inclement weatherand safety concerns in the normal starting area of the race course, regatta officials shortened the 3.0 mile course to 2.3 miles to avoid the possible swamping conditions in the Charles River basin.

Lightweight 8+ Youth 4+
NYAC 11:14 Princeton 12:50
Navy 11:18 Yale 12:58
Riverside BC 11:25 St. John's HS 13:17
Princeton 11:26 Gunnery School 13:17
Georgetown 11:27 Peterborough RC 13:17
Yale 11:28 Penn (18th) 14:05
Harvard 11:29
Penn 11:30
Cornell 11:32
Rutgers 11:37
Harvard (JV) 11:39
Minnesota 11:41
total of 21 entries total of 37 entries