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Weather Wreaks Havoc at IRA National Championship on Sunday for Heavyweight Crew

High winds at Mercer Lake force cancellation of all but V8 race


Navy Heavyweights Complete Competition at Eastern Sprints

Five of the Mids’ six boats race in grand or petite finals


Heavyweight Crew Ends Regular Season with Stevenson Cup Win

4V8 wins race, V8 edged in photo finish by George Washington


#16 Heavyweight Crew Races Against #5 Harvard and #15 Penn

Mids earn victory in 5V event; runner-up in 2V


Heavyweight Crew Competes at Goes Trophy Competition

Mids edged in V8 race; win 4V8 event

At Navy
2017: Saw time with the second varsity (one race), third varsity (three races), fourth varsity (one race) and fifth varsity crews (one race); suited up with 5V8 at Eastern Sprints and helped team win the silver medal.
2016: Core member of second varsity crew as he raced in first seven competitions before moving to freshmen crew for one-off race at IRA Championship.

Prior to Navy
Earned seven varsity letters competing in cross country (4) and crew (3) at McLean High School ... Two-time captain for his cross country (’13-14) and crew (’14-15) teams ... Named McLean’s Crew MVP as a senior ... Rowed with classmate and teammate Owen Shenk with the Thompson Boat Center.

Son of Robin and Lisa ... Father graduated from the Naval Academy in 1982 ... Father played with Navy’s basketball team in 1979 and 1980 ... Brother Daniel rowed at the University of Mary Washington.
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