GW Men's Rowing Competes Against Nation's Elite at Head of the Charles
Varsity 8 Places 24th in Championship Eights Race at Nation's Premier Regatta
Oct. 21, 2012
BOSTON, Mass. - The George Washington rowing team rowed to a 24th-place finish in a deep and decorated Men's Championship Eights field on Sunday afternoon at the legendary Head of the Charles Regatta.
The Colonials lined up against the best crews in the nation, including the top six finishing teams from June's IRA National Championship race. Harvard, the defending Head of the Charles champions, repeated on Sunday with California following in second place. Other 2012 IRA finalists in the event included Washington (3rd), Brown (7th) and Boston University (9th).
The field also included a boat from US Rowing and a crew called the Great8 consisting of multinational Olympic athletes, all of which rowed Saturday in sculling events.
GW"s entry finished in 24th place out of 28 crews, navigating the winding, three-mile course in 15:53.81. The Colonials finished ahead of IRA finalists Syracuse (5th overall at IRA's), MIT, the lone boat from US Rowing, and a crew from Harvard.
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 featured more than 9,000 athletes from 19 countries competing in 55 events in front of over 300,000 spectators.
The Colonials will resume their fall schedule next Saturday at the Princeton Chase on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J.
24th of 28 - Men's Championship Eights - 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
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