CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College men's rowing team opened its spring regatta season with an impressive performance against Clark University this morning on the Chester River. The Shoremen took the top two spots in the varsity eight and won the second varsity eight by 54 seconds.
In the varsity eight, Washington "A" finished in 6:36, Washington "B" finished in 7:05, and Clark finished in 7:15. In the second varsity eight, the Shoremen won in 6:56, while Clark finished in 7:50. The Shoremen's second varsity eight consisted entirely of novice rowers.
Washington "A" boat in the varsity eight was coxswained by senior Susanne Vaughn (Bel Air, MD/John Carroll). Sophomore Robert Storck (Wilton, CT/St. Mark's School [MA]) sat stroke, senior Reno Smith (Ocean City, MD/Worcester Prep) was in the seven seat, sophomore Parker McIntosh (Berlin, MD/Worcester Prep) sat in the six seat, junior Sean Harrison (Richmond, VA/Hazelton Area [PA]) was in the five seat, junior Miqdad Annab (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) sat in the four seat, graduate student Brandon Riker (Marlboro, VT/Twin Valley) sat in the three seat, senior Michael Zaborskiy (Novosibirsk City, Russia/American School of Bangkok [Thailand]) was in the two seat, and sophomore Kyle Benk (Bloomsburry, NJ/Phillipsburg) was the bow.
The Shoremen's "B" boat in the varsity eight consisted of both varsity and novice rowers and was coxswained by sophomore Jeff Nutting (Catonsville, MD/Mount St. Joseph). Sophomore Lawrence Baker (Shady Side, MD/Southern) sat stroke, senior Will Herland (Seattle, WA/Lakeside School) was in the seven seat, junior Zack Holocker (Centreville, MD/Queen Anne's County) was in the six seat, sophomore Mitch Witherow (Ocean City, MD/Stephen Decatur) sat in the five seat, senior David Smaus (Princeton, NJ/Princeton) sat in the four seat, freshman Patrick Cahill (Fair Hill, MD/Rising Sun) was in the three seat, freshman Anthony Pipolo (Woodbury, NJ/Woodbury) was in the two seat, and freshman Drew Jackson (Fawn Grove, PA/Kennard-Dale) was the bow.
Freshman Chris Moylan (Silver Spring, MD/DeMatha) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's second varsity eight. Freshman Nick Stewart (Greenwich, CT/Greenwich) sat stroke, freshman Conor Howlett (Tampa, FL/H.B. Plant) was in the seven seat, freshman Blake Weishaar (Denton, MD/Sts. Peter & Paul) was in the six seat, freshman Colin Mitchell (Burlingame, CA/Burlingame) sat in the five seat, sophomore Aric Charowsky (Townsend, DE/St. Thomas More Prep) was in the four seat, freshman Anthony Cairo (Port Murray, NJ/Warren Hills) sat in the three seat, freshman Drew Pizzala (Towson, MD/Boys' Latin) sat in the two seat, and freshman Dominic DiMarino (Wilmington, DE/Concord) was the bow.
The Shoremen return to action March 26th at the Murphy Cup in Philadelphia.