WORCESTER --- WPI men's rowing's varsity eight placed sixth at the National Invitational Rowing Championship held Friday on Lake Quinsigamond. The second varsity eight was the runner up in the petite final as the third varsity eight was sixth.
As a team, WPI was sixth with 148 points. Hobart claimed the team title with 202.
The Engineers (5:56.064) bested Hamilton (5:57.652), Trinity (5:58.036) and Colby (6:03.828) but were second to Hobart (5:51.600) the morning to earn a spot in the grand final, which was won by Bates (5:41.384). Despite the result WPI was only .168 seconds off its initial time with a 5:56.232. Marist was second followed by Hobart, BC and Williams.
Wesleyan claimed the second varsity eight petite final in 6:06.700 while the Crimson and Gray were next with a 6:10.068. Hamilton, Colby, RIT and Williams accounted for the balance of the entries. Earlier in the day, WPI (6:12.917) was .516 behind Colby (6:12.401) in a heat won by Bates (6:01.349). Marist was second, Trinity was third and Wesleyan was fourth.
In the seven-entry third varsity eight, Hobart earned gold with a time of 6:10.419 and the Engineers (6:22.363) were sixth. BC, Marist, Tufts and Williams were second through fifth and Wesleyan was seventh.
The Crimson and Gray will open up the 2018 fall season at the Textile River Regatta on Sunday, September 30th.
Kenedi Heather (Taunton, MA) - Coxswain
Michael Eaton (Exeter, NH)
Frank Campanelli (Avon, CT)
Nathan Pietrowicz (Worcester, MA)
Jeremy Hemingway (Westford, MA)
Trevor Dowd (Fairfax, VA)
Ben Thornton (Merrimac, MA)
Isaac Beeman (Sammamish, WA)
Lorenzo Dube (Fall River, MA)
Second Varsity Eight
Lily Olsen (Princeton, NJ) - Coxswain
Nicholas Carabillo (Simsbury, CT)
Kyle Coleman (Kingston, MA)
David Bovich (Verona, NJ)
Jeremiah Leonard (Lyme Center, NH)
James Vorosmarti (Center Valley, PA)
David Muse (Rye, NH)
Noah Shoer (Portsmouth, NH)
Zack Estrella (Berkley, MA)
Third Varsity Eight
Abby O'Sullivan (Templeton, MA) - Coxswain
Blake Dobay (Hopkinton, MA)
Matt Schueler (Bridgewater, NJ)
Mark Borghesani (Acton, MA)
Brendan Train (Excelsior, MN)
Griffin Bishop (Carlisle, MA)
Connor Huftalen (Henniker, NH)
Eric Motler (Schenectady, NY)
Peter Beretich (North Yarmouth, ME)