Cambridge, MA --- WPI men's rowing had an outstanding showing this weekend at the iconic annual Head of the Charles Regatta. The Engineers battled tough conditions to see their varsity eight place tenth in the collegiate eights and the second varsity eight finish 22nd in the club eights at the 49th annual event.
The varsity eight manned by John Morrissey (New Milford, CT), Nick Cebry (Bedford, MA), Kendall Cotton (Harvard, MA), Alex Barat (Franklin Park, NJ), Gary Jackson (Hopedale, MA), Matt Foley (Pepperell, MA), Jackson Krupnick (Ashville, NC), Matt Deptula (Budd Lake, NJ) and coxswain Tyler Collins (Manchester, NH) crossed the finish line in 15:58.577 to secure the Crimson and Gray's second top 10 finish in the last four years. WPI posted the fourth best time among Division III boats.
The second varsity eight of Keegan Cole (Spencer, MA), Joe Sperry (Northampton, MA), Norm Harris (Gilford, NH), Nick Van Sciver (Wayland, MA), Brede Doerner (Branford, CT), Zach Gendreau (Galesville, WI), Danny Singer (Eldersburg, MD), Dan Seaman (Claremont, NH) and coxswain Mitra Marvasti-Sitterly (Glastonbury, CT) turned in a time of 15:49.247 and earned an automatic qualification to next year's regatta.
WPI closes out the 2013 fall season Saturday, competing at the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, NY.