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GW Men's Varsity 8
GW Men's Varsity 8

May 11, 2009

The GW men's Varsity 8 placed ninth at the Eastern Sprints Championships on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA, Sunday. Battling 20-plus mph crosswinds, the Colonials held off a strong charge from Penn to take fourth and advance to the Petite (2nd level) Final for the first time in GW's history. GW led the final nearly to the 1,000-meter (halfway) mark, and pressed on to the finish line ahead of Navy, Dartmouth and a resurgent MIT. The ninth-place finish earned the Colonials an automatic bid to the 2009 IRA National Championships in Sacramento, CA, June 4-6.

GW's Men's Varsity 8:
Pos. - Name, Hometown

Stroke- Karel Bryukhanov, Chicago, IL
7- Tom Schryver, York, PA
6- Craig Helmstetter , Bridgewater, NJ
5- Dominic Abruzzese, Ridley Park, PA
4- William Lee, Guilford, CT (Cpt.)
3- Curtis Batts, Bellevue, WA
2- Robert Berns, Greenwich, CT
Bow: Grant LaFarge, Wayland, MA
Coxswain: Lia Simeone, New Orleans, LA

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