Cambridge, MA --- WPI men's rowing excelled Sunday in brutal rowing conditions at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta. The varsity eight finished in ninth place in the Collegiate Eights while the second varsity eight was 25th overall.
The varsity eight caught a crab but still found themselves in ninth place with a time of 16:31.400. The Engineers were less two seconds out of sixth place behind Notre Dame (6th - 16:29.626), Boston College (7th - 16:29.866) and St. Joseph's PA (8th - 16:31.090). Michigan won the 35-boat race in a time of 15:58.108. WPI was also second among Division III programs as Hobart (16:06.302) took fourth while New England rival Bates placed 22nd (17:31.648). Division I Holy Cross came home 11th (16:42.028).
The second varsity eight also rowed well, crossing the finish line in a time of 17:36.122 to place just ahead of Clemson (17:45.494) and Villanova (17:46.704).
The Crimson and Gray conclude the fall portion of its schedule on Saturday, October 28th competing on Lake Quinsigamond in the Alumni Regatta as part of Homecoming Weekend.
Lily Olsen (Princeton, NJ) - Coxswain
Nathan Pietrowicz (Worcester, MA)
Kyle Coleman (Kingston, MA)
Marc Reardon (Auburn, NH)
Frank Campanelli (Avon, CT)
Isaac Beeman (Sammamish, WA)
Ben Thornton (Merrimac, MA)
Daniel Tengden (Hanover, NH)
Gabriel Kafka-Gibbons (Somerville, MA)
Second Varsity Eight
Abby O'Sullivan (Templeton, MA) - Coxswain
Trevor Dowd (Fairfax, VA)
Trai Jimeno (Brookline, MA)
Blake Dobay (Hopkinton, MA)
David Muse (Rye, NH)
Chris Skangos (Oakton, VA)
Matt Schueler (Bridgewater, NJ)
David Bovich (Verona, NJ)
Eric Motler (Schenectady, NY)