Men’s Rowing Varsity Eight Earns Bronze, Noble Named NIRC Coach of the Year

Men’s Rowing Varsity Eight Earns Bronze, Noble Named NIRC Coach of the Year

WORCESTER -- WPI Men's Rowing Varsity Eight and Third Varsity Eight claimed bronze at the National Invitational Rowing Championships Friday on Lake Quinsigamond. At the conclusion of the event, head coach Larry Noble was named the NIRC Coach of the Year.

As a team the Crimson and Gray amassed 53 points to place fourth overall out of 18 competing schools.

The reigning New England Champion V8 posted a 6:06.425 in the grand final to finish behind Hobart (5:59.059) and Bates (6:01.363). It was also a better time than Williams (6:07.479), Marist, who beat WPI in the morning trial, and Tufts. The Red Foxes were .324 quicker than the Crimson and Gray earlier in the competition.

The Third Varsity Eight made their first race in two weeks count with a 6:13.101 in the grand final. The Second Varsity Eight jumped out to a huge lead in the petite final and won it with a time of 6:15.225 to place seventh overall. UMass was the first boat behind the Engineers with a 6:18.370 followed by Ithaca, RIT, Trinity and Williams. Their morning time of 6:08.506 was third to Bates and Marist.

The Novice Four was called up to compete in the Open Four where it placed fourth in a time of 7:10.695. BC, Skidmore and UNH were 1-2-3 as Hamilton and Buckell were fifth and sixth. The Eagles also topped the Engineers (7:13.249) in the morning session.

After a trip this summer to the famed Henley Royal Regatta in England, the Engineers will begin the 2017-2018 fall season at the Textile River Regatta on Sunday, October 1st.


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Varsity Eight
Kelsey Regan (Winchendon, MA) - Coxswain
Nathan Pietrowicz (Worcester, MA)
Jackson Krupnick (Ashville, NC)
Michael Beinor (Sutton, MA)
Jeremy Hemingway (Westford, MA)
Michael Eaton (Exeter, NH)
Frank Campanelli (Avon, CT)
Danny Singer (Eldersburg, MD)
Dean Schifilliti (Ossining, NY) 

Second Varsity Eight
Kenedi Heather (Taunton, MA)
Nicholas Carabillo (Simsbury, CT)
Lorenzo Dube (Fall River, MA)
Isaac Beeman (Sammamish, WA)
Keegan Train (Minnetonka, MN)
Jack Harding (Lee, MA)
Andrew Johnston (Arlington, VA)
Scott Cazier (Wheat Ridge, CO)
Paul Danielson (Niskayuna, NY)
Jack Perry (Londonderry, NH) 

Third Varsity Eight
Andrew Morrison (Oxford, MA) - Coxswain
Marc Reardon (Winchendon, MA)
Dan Seaman (Claremont, NH)
James Vorosmarti (Center Valley, PA)
Zack Estrella (Berkley, MA)
Trevor Dowd (Fairfax, VA)
Ben Thornton (Merrimac, MA)
David Bovich (Verona, NJ)
Lorenzo Dube (Fall River, MA) 

Open Four (Novice Four)
Hannah O'Neil (Irondequoit, NY) - Coxswain
Mark Borghesani (Acton, MA)
Tucker Grim (McLean, VA)
Griffin Bishop (Carlisle, MA)
Brandon Fox (Hollis, NH)