Shoremen Four Finishes Second at Head of the Occoquan

Shoremen Four Finishes Second at Head of the Occoquan

Washington Also Place Fourth in Collegiate Eight

LORTON, VA -- The Washington College men's rowing team put together an outstanding performance at the Head of the Occoquan in Lorton, VA, today, racing against mostly crews from Division I schools. The Shoremen took second in of 18 boats in the collegiate four and fourth of 16 boats in the collegiate eight. 

In the collegiate four, the Shoremen's "A" boat finished in 17:39.69, to place second behind only Penn State (17:26.54). Maryland was third in 17:46.93. The Shoremen's "B" boat placed 10th in 18:42.16. Twelfth-place Carnegie Mellon, 16th-place Susquehanna, and 18th-place Mary Washington were the only other boats from non-Division I schools in the race. 

Senior Jeff Nutting (Catonsville, MD/Mount St. Joseph) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's "A" boat in the collegiate four. Junior Anthony Cairo (Port Murray, NJ/Warren Hills) sat stroke, junior Conor Howlett (Tampa, FL/H.B. Plant) sat in the three seat, senior Parker McIntosh (Berlin, MD/Worcester Prep) was in the two seat, and freshman Ryan Miranda (Farmington, CT/Farmington) was the bow.

Freshman David Katz (Bala Cynwyd, PA/Lower Merion) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's "B" boat in the collegiate four. Junior Rob Billings (Easton, MD/Easton) sat stroke, freshman Kenny Evans (McLean, VA/Bishop O'Connell) was in the three seat, freshman Mark Boissonneault (Bowie, MD/DeMatha) was in the two seat, and sophomore Ben Sproule (Princeton, NJ/Princeton) was the bow.

In the collegiate eight, the Shoremen's "A" boat just missed finishing in the top three, taking fourth in 16:25.76. Army won the race in 15:36.76, George Mason was second in 16:02.26, and Pittsburgh was third in 16:10.82. The Shoremen's "B" boat was 10th in 17:34.03. Twelfth-place Mary Washington, 13th-place Carnegie Mellon, and 14th-place St. Mary's were the only other boats from non-Division I schools in the race.

Freshman John Gould (Litchfield, CT/The Gunnery) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's "A" boat in the collegiate eight. Cairo sat stroke, Howlett was in the seven seat, McIntosh was in the six seat, Miranda sat in the five seat, Evans was in the four seat, Billings sat in the three seat, Boissonneault was in the two seat, and sophomore Brian Zohorsky (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. Hebron) was the bow.

Junior Chris Moylan (Silver Spring, MD/DeMatha) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's "B" boat in the collegiate eight. Junior Dominic DiMarino (Wilmington, DE/Concord)  sat stroke, Sproule was in the seven seat, sophomore Jack Christ (Hydes, MD/Jemicy Upper School) was in the six seat, freshman Sean Haynie (Hampstead, MD/Calvert Hall) sat in the five seat, freshman Max van Hoven (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) was in the four seat, freshman TIm Johnson (Darien, CT/Salisbury School)  was in the three seat, junior Max Villa (Great Meadows, NJ/Pope John XXIII) sat in the two seat, and freshman Joe Stevens (Blandford, MA/The Gunnery [CT]) was the bow.

The Shoremen also took fifth place among nine boats in the collegiate lightweight four in 18:17.84. Virginia Commonwealth won the race in 17:57.28, Penn State was second in 18:00.05, and George Mason was third in 18:09.29. Sixth-place Carnegie Mellon and ninth-place Susquehanna were the only other boats from non-Division I schools in the race.

Moylan was the coxswain of the Shoremen's collegiate lightweight four. Zohorsky sat stroke, Johnson was in the three seat, Villa was in the two seat, and DiMarino was the bow.

The Shoremen return to action one week from today at the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta in Cherry Hill, NJ.