Two Shoremen Fours Win at Bill Braxton Memorial
Varsity "A" Four, Novice Four Turn in First-Place Finishes
CHERRY HILL, NJ -- The Washington College men's rowing team got first-place finishes from its varsity four "A" boat and from its novice four at the Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta today in Cherry Hill, NJ. The regatta marked the end of the Shoremen's fall season.
Washington's varsity four "A" boat opened the day by winning its three-boat race in 7:20.89. Manhattan's "A" boat was second in 7:52.73, while Stony Brook was third in 8:29.43. The Shoremen's varsity four "B" boat was fourth in its four-boat race in 7:25.68. Colgate won the race in 7:20.89, Marietta was second in 7:10.51, and New York Maritime was third in 7:18.05.
Junior Jeff Nutting (Catonsville, MD/Mount St. Joseph) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's "A" boat in the men's four. Junior Robert Storck (Wilton, CT/St. Mark's School [MA]) sat stroke, junior Parker McIntosh (Berlin, MD/Worcester Prep) was in the three seat, senior Miqdad Annab (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) sat in the two seat, and senior Sean Harrison (Richmond, VA/Hazelton Area [PA]) was the bow.
Sophomore Becca Wozniak (Mt. Airy, MD/South Carroll) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's "B" boat in the men's four. Sophomore Blake Weishaar (Denton, MD/Sts. Peter & Paul) sat stroke, sophomore Nick Stewart (Greenwich, CT/Greenwich) was in the three seat, junior Kyle Benk (Bloomsburry, NJ/Phillipsburg) was in the two seat, and sophomore Conor Howlett (Tampa, FL/H.B. Plant) was the bow.
Next up for the Shoremen was the men's collegiate frosh/novice eight. Washington's entry in the event placed second in its five-boat race in 7:24.59. Scranton won the race in 7:22.62, The College of New Jersey was third in 7:45.36, Stony Brook's "B" boat was fourth in 8:09.19, and Loyola was fifth in 8:16.86.
Freshman Jill Gobrecht (Hanover, PA/South Western) was the coxswain of the Shorewomen's boat in the college men's frosh/novice eight. Freshman Ben Sproule (Princeton, NJ/Princeton) sat stroke, freshman Andrew Wallhauser (Fair Haven, NJ/Rumson-Fair Haven Regional) was in the seven seat, freshman Jon Rothermel (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) sat in the six seat, freshman Stanley Warrington (Milford, DE/Milford) was in the five seat, freshman Jack Christ (Hydes, MD/Jemicy Upper School) sat in the four seat, junior Dale Frymark (Gambrills, MD/Arundel) was in the three seat, freshman Mattias Falcon (Lexington Park, MD/Great Mills) sat in the two seat, and freshman Mike Canavan (Hopewell Junction, NY/Arlington) was the bow.
The men's collegiate frosh/novice four then won its three-boat race in 7:20.38. Philadelphia University was second in 8:25.28 and Binghamton University was third in 8:42.80.
Freshman Christie Phebus (Trappe, MD/Easton) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's boat in the college men's frosh/novice four. Freshman Tyler Skibicki (Wilmington, DE/Concord) sat stroke, freshman Andy Sauthoff (Baltimore, MD/Perry Hall) was in the three seat, freshman Ian Briggs (Huntsville, AL/The Gow School [NY]) was in the two seat, and freshman Brian Zohorsky (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. Hebron) was the bow.
The Shoremen's final event of the day was the "Dad Vail" men's lightweight eight for the Bill Braxton Memorial Cup. Washington's lightweights finished fifth of six boats in 6:44.54. Marietta won the race in 6:24.87, Rochester was second in 6:27.68, Ithaca was third in 6:37.65, Penn State was fourth in 6:40.99, and New York Maritime was sixth in 6:47.93.
Sophomore Chris Moylan (Silver Spring, MD/DeMatha) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's boat in the men's lightweight eight. Sophomore Colin Mitchell (Burlingame, CA/Burlingame) sat stroke, junior Mitch Witherow (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) was in the seven seat, junior Aric Charowsky (Townsend, DE/St. Thomas More Prep) was in the six seat, sophomore Anthony Cairo (Port Murray, NJ/Warren Hills) sat in the five seat, junior Lawrence Baker (Shady Side, MD/Southern) sat in the four seat, sophomore Max Villa (Great Meadows, NJ/Pope John XXIII) was in the two seat, and sophomore Dominic DiMarino (Wilmington, DE/Concord) was the bow.