GW Men's Rowing to Race at Prestigious Head of the Charles on Sunday
Colonials to Race In Massive Field as Part of Championship Eights Event
Oct. 19, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's rowing team will return to the legendary Head of the Charles Regatta this Sunday to race against 27 other crews in the Championship Eights event on the Charles River in Boston, Mass.
The Head of the Charles Regatta was founded in 1965 and has evolved into the largest two-day rowing event in the world. The 48th-annual installment will feature more than 9,000 athletes from 19 countries competing in 55 events in front of over 300,000 spectators.
"We are extremely excited to head back to Boston for the Head of the Charles," said Head Coach Mark Davis. "We had a great race last year finishing fourth in the club eight event and this year we are racing in the championship event against much tougher competition, but that has the guys really looking forward to the weekend."
The Colonials will race in the premier race of the event, the Men's Championship Eights, on Sunday at approximately 2:55 p.m. The field includes the United States National Team as well as many of the top United States collegiate crews and club teams.
The Colonials will also be active on Saturday as both the men's and women's team will race Alumni Boats. The men's alumni group will race in the Men's Alumni Eights event at 11:16 a.m., followed by the women in the Alumnae Eight race at 11:34 a.m. The GW men will also enter an alumni boat in the Men's Club Eight event at 1:20 p.m.
Last season, the GW men's team entered a boat in the Men's Club Eight event and finished in fourth place out of 39 crews.
The George Washington Office of Alumni Relations, in conjunction with the GW Boston Alumni group, is hosting an alumni gathering (link to story) at the event. Those interested in attending can find more information and registration details at the GW Alumni Online Community (link).
Championship Eights, Sunday - 2:55 p.m. - Head of the Charles Regatta
Bow: Anthony Paladino
2: Robert Reed
3: Pat Lacey
4: Sam Goldberg
5: Dan Henry
6: Kasey Colander
7: James Stafford
Stroke: Trofym Anderson
Coxswain: William Parsons
Men's Championship Eights Draw
Lane --- Team/Club
2. US Rowing
3. University of Washington
4. Tideway Scullers
5. Brown University
6. UC Berkeley
7. Boston University
12. U.S. Naval Academy
13. Brock University (Canada)
22. Boston University
24. Dartmouth College
26. George Washington
27. California Rowing Club
28. Brown University Alumni
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