Shoremen Finish Season at ECAC NIRC

First Varsity Eight Places 11th of 21 Boats Overall

WORCESTER, Mass. -- The Washington College men's rowing team concluded its season today at the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. The Shoremen competed against some of the top crews in the nation in the first, second, and third varsity eights. In the first varsity eight, the Shoremen were fifth in the petite final to place 11th of 21 boats overall. 

The Shoremen's first varsity eight was fourth in its heat in 6:28.274 to advance to the petite final. Hobart won the heat in 6:13.384, Williams was second in 6:17.594, Trinity third in 6:19.077, Ithaca fifth in 6:29.755, St. Lawrence sixth in 6:47.616, and Coast Guard seventh in 6:49.525. The Shoremen's fifth-place time in the petite final was 6:53.672. Bucknell won the petite final in 6:40.080, WPI was second in 6:40.346, Trinity third in 6:43.346, Marist fourth in 6:45.808, and New Hampshire sixth in 6:56.375. 

Washington's second varsity eight was fifth in its five-boat heat in 7:03.575 to advance to the third-level final. Michigan won the heat in 6:35.507, WPI was second in 6:39.605, Bates third in 6:45.018, and Marist fourth in 6:59.100. In the third-level final, the Shoremen were second of four boats in 7:03.359. Tufts won the race in 6:53.197, Colby was third in 7:08.532, and Hamilton was fourth in 7:15.283. 

The Shoremen's third varsity eight was sixth in its six-boat heat in 7:06.839 to advance to the petite final. Hobart "A" won the race in 6:35.087, Wesleyan was second in 6:39.649, Ithaca third in 6:40.022, Hobart "B" fourth in 6:40.427, and Boston College fifth in 6:49.788. In the petite final, Washington was fifth of five boats in 7:13.530. Hobart "B" won the race in 6:47.460, Boston College was second in 6:54.201, Bates third in 6:56.691, and Tufts fourth in 7:03.781.

Junior John Gould (Litchfield, Conn./The Gunnery) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's first varsity eight. Sophomore Zee Ali (Galloway, N.J./Absegami) sat stroke, junior Ryan Miranda (Farmington, Conn./Farmington) was in the seven seat, sophomore Teddy Connell (Chadds Ford, Pa./Unionville) was in the six seat, sophomore Stuart Grosvenor (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) sat in the five seat, senior Jack Christ (Hydes, Md./Jemicy Upper School) was in the four seat, freshman Joe Stockburger (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) sat in the three seat, freshman Chris Eggstein (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield Memorial) was in the two seat, and junior Mark Boissonneault (Bowie, Md./DeMatha) was the bow.

Freshman Tori Swanson (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of WIlmington) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's second varsity eight. Sophomore Alexander Blue (Haddon Township, N.J./Haddon Township) sat stroke, junior Nathaniel Giblin (Cazenovia, N.Y./St. Johnsbury Academy [Vt.]) was in the seven seat, junior Ian Briggs (Huntsville, Ala./The Gow School [N.Y.]) sat in the six seat, freshman Jeffrey Wrobel (Henrico, Va./home school) was in the five seat, junior Sean Haynie (Hampstead, Md./Calvert Hall) was in the four seat, freshman Samson Ramasamy (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) sat in the three seat, junior T. Ian Flinn (Marlton, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep) sat in the two seat, and senior Ben Sproule (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) was the bow.

Freshman Kelly Valette (Springfield, Va./Lake Braddock) was the coxswain of the Shoremen's third varsity eight. Freshman Ethan LaLumia (Morristown, N.J./Moorestown) sat stroke, freshman Toby Puleo (Trumansburg, N.Y./Charles O. Dickerson) was in the seven seat, sophomore Daniel Benton (Dover, Pa./Dover) sat in the six seat, sophomore Joey Erlandson (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) was in the five seat, sophomore Theo Aris (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) sat in the four seat, freshman Santiago Andrade (Belleville, N.J./Belleville) was in the three seat, freshman Tommy Heffernan (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) sat in the two seat, and freshman Anders Larson (Waterville, N.Y./Waterville) was the bow.