Men's Rowing Wins Occoquan Chase For Second Consecutive Year
Oct. 17, 2010
WOODBRIDGE, VA - For the second consecutive season the George Washington men's rowing team opened their fall racing schedule by winning the Occoquan Chase in Woodbridge, VA. The Colonials 'A' boat finished with a time of 14:19.60 in the Open Varsity Eight while the 'B' boat followed in second place, with a time of 14:50.49. The University of Virginia crossed the finish line second but was issued a 20-second penalty for being late to the start line, allowing the Colonials to sweep the event
The Colonials also recorded first- and third-place finishes in in the Open Varsity Four with times of 16:02.20 and 16:18.00, respectively. Additionally, the Colonials placed fourth in the Novice Eight event.
"It was a solid day of racing for our varsity crews and a good start to the fall racing season, said GW head coach Mark Davis. "We will keep working hard hoping to gain more speed for the Head of the Charles next weekend."
Senior Margaret Barone was the coxswain for the Colonial 'A' boat in the Varsity Eight. Freshman Trofym Anderson sat stroke, junior Colin York was in the seven seat, senior Craig Helmstetter was in the six seat, freshman James Stafford was in the five seat, sophomore Eric Herrera was in the four seat, junior Taylor Lindman was in the three seat, sophomore Sam Goldberg was in the two seat and senior David Morgenstern was the bow.
GW's second place 'B' boat finished just one-half second behind the University of Virginia. However, UVA was issued a 20-second penalty for being late to the start line, allowing the Colonials to sweep the event. Larissa Peizer was the coxswain. James Kelly sat stroke, Guy Tawney rowed from the seven seat, Andy Engvall sat in the six seat, Adam Bair rowed from the five seat, Anthony Paladino sat in the four seat, Kasey Colander rowed from the three seat, Peter Joyce rowed from the two seat, and Eric Anderson sat bow.
The Colonials resume their fall racing schedule on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Head of the Charles in Boston, MA.