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Heavyweight Crew Completes IRA National Championship in 13th Place

Mids’ V8 boat ranks 15th; 3V8 with team-high 6th place finish


Depth and Lower Boats Shine for Heavyweight Crew at Eastern Sprints

Four Navy boats race in grand or petite final action


Heavyweight Crew Concludes Regular Season at Mercer Lake

Mids win 3V8, 5V8 and 4V4 races; finish runner-up in V8


Harvard Upends Navy Heavyweights in Adams Cup Competition

Mids finish second in 2V8, 3V8 and 4V8 races; win the 5V8


Heavyweight Crew Sweeps Syracuse and Cornell on Saturday

Mids wins V8, 2V8, 3V8 and 4V8 races for Goes Trophy & Stagg Cup

At Navy:
• 2017: Split time between the second varsity (three races, w/IRA Championship) and third varsity (four races, w/Eastern Sprints) crews.
• 2016: Began season with six starts in the second varsity eight boat before getting elevated to the first crew for Eastern Sprints and IRA Championship
• 2015: Raced with the first freshmen boat in all seven regular season races and both postseason championships

Prior to Navy:
• Lettered four times in crew at Culver Military Academy
• Served as team captain in crew in 2014
• Two-time Midwest Scholastic Champion: V4+ (2013) and Novice 4+ (2011)

• Son of George and Beatrice
• Teammates of Connor Kelly (Syracuse ‘16), Tanner Grant (Oklahoma City ‘18) and Cole Reavill (Wisconsin ‘19) on the crew team at Culver.
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