Men's Rowing Opens Spring Season This Weekend
Colonials to Face Northeastern, Penn and Georgetown on Cooper River
March 23, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's rowing team will open its 2012 spring racing schedule with a visit to Camden, N.J., to face Northeastern, Penn and Georgetown on the Cooper River this weekend.
"I am really excited for this weekend's races," said Head Coach Mark Davis. "It is a great chance to see how our speed stacks up against everyone else. We have a strong schedule right from the start by facing some great crews in Northeastern, Penn and Georgetown."
The Colonials will open with a quartet of races against Northeastern on Friday beginning at 2 p.m. GW will then face Georgetown and Penn on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with four races taking place against each opponent.
GW vs. Northeastern
2:00 pm - Freshman 8
2:30 pm - 2nd Varsity 8
2:50 pm - Varsity 8
3:10 pm - 2F/3V Fours
GW vs. Georgetown
9:10 am - Freshman 8
9:30 am - 2nd Varsity 8
9:50 am - Varsity 8
10:10 am - 2F/3V Fours
GW vs. Penn
1:00 pm - Freshman 8
1:20 pm - 2nd Varsity 8
1:40 pm - Varsity 8
2:00 pm - 2F/3V Fours
Cox: Lauren Krinker
Stroke: Walter Sandmeyer
7: Jonathan Zagroba
6: Robert Reed
5: Alex Vogt
4: Max Deem
3: Matthew Coughlin
2: Ryan Hanavan
Bow: Tyler Veth
Stroke: James Kelly
7: Sean Fago
6: Liam Cusack
5: Spencer Langan
4: Eric Herrera
3: Eric Anderson
2: Will Ellingson
Bow: Dylan Wong
Stroke: Trofym Anderson
7: James Stafford
6: Kasey Collander
5: Colin York
4: Sam Goldberg
3: Taylor Lindman
2: Cameron Chen
Bow: Anthony Paladino
The George Washington men's rowing team had a busy fall season which was highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the Men's Club 8 event at the renowned Head of the Charles Regatta in October.
Despite the strong performance at the sports' premier event, Head Coach Mark Davis is stressing the need for consistent rowing as the Colonials enter their spring season.
"The fall season had highlights and low points," said Coach Davis. "We were good, but must improve upon our consistency. We need to be good and consistent every weekend and perform at our highest level and, most importantly, get better with each race."
The Colonials' first chance to establish consistency comes with 12 races against a trio of opponents, March 23-24 in Camden, N.J., on the Cooper River. GW will face District rival Georgetown along with Penn and Northeastern to open its spring schedule.
"Northeastern's Freshman 8 was one of the top freshman crews in the country last season, finishing in third place at the Eastern Sprints," said Coach Davis. "Racing them is a huge challenge and a great measuring stick to see how we stack up. As for Penn and Georgetown, they were both faster than us in the fall so we have some revenge on our minds. But these three races against great competition is the best way to open this new season."
The Colonials will return to their home on the Potomac River to host the 25th annual George Washington Invitational, April 6-7. GW will welcome defending champion Navy along with Holy Cross, Cornell, Georgetown and UC-San Diego to Washington for two days of racing.
On the weekend of April 21-22, the Colonials will travel back to the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Last season, the Colonials totaled 10 top-five finishes over the weekend with boats advancing to the Grand Finals in three different events.
Following the SIRA Championships, the Colonials will visit Piscataway, N.J., on April 28 to face Rutgers and Georgetown in their final tune-up before the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass., on May 13.
"We have been working and training very hard all year and are ready for the challenges ahead," said Coach Davis. "Both our Varsity 8 and Freshman 8 have been very strong in practice and everyone on the team is ready to hit the water"
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