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Navy Heavyweight Rowers Wins Four Out Of Six Races At The George Washington Invitational

April 8, 2017

Results & Team Standings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After a slow start, the Navy heavyweight rowing team bounced back to win the final four races of the day at the George Washington Invitational on a cold and windy Potomac River.

"We had a tough start to the morning and caught a major crab in our Second Varsity race," said Navy head coach Rob Friedrich. "The guys regrouped for the afternoon session and all of our boats improved."

Both the First Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 lost to Georgetown and Florida Tech in the opening races. Georgetown took the First Varsity 8 race in a time of 5:14.7, while Florida Tech finished second (5:16.1) and Navy third (5:17.5). Florida Tech won the Second Varsity 8 race in a time of 5:28.1, while Georgetown was second (5:32.1) and Navy third (5:32.9).

The Fourth Varsity 8 got things going for the Mids with a victory over George Washington, 5:23.0-5:32.7, while the Third Varsity 8 kept the momentum going with a win over Drexel, 5:22.4-5:29.3.

Both the Second and First Varsity 8 boats bounced back from their earlier performance to record wins in the final races of the day. The Second Varsity 8 (5:22.0) beat both Drexel and Holy Cross, while the First Varsity 8 (5:12.8) earned wins over Holy Cross and Drexel.

"The varsity got down off the start in the morning against Georgetown and FIT and never recovered," said Friedrich. "In the afternoon they were more aggressive at their base speed and posted one of the fastest times of the day. We still have a lot of work to do moving forward."

In the final standings for the Oliver T. Carr Bowl, Navy finished third overall with 47 points, one behind Hobart for the second position. George Washington claimed the trophy with 66 team points.
The Heavyweight team will compete for the Goes Trophy next weekend in Ithaca, N.Y. against Cornell and Syracuse on Saturday, April 15.
Final Results
Second Varsity 8
Florida Tech - 5:28.1
Georgetown - 5:32.1
Navy - 5:32.9
First Varsity 8
Georgetown - 5:14.7
Florida Tech - 5:16.1
Navy - 5:17.5
Fourth Varsity 8
Navy - 5:23.0
George Washington - 5:32.7
Third Varsity 8
Navy - 5:22.4
Drexel - 5:29.3
Second Varsity 8
Navy - 5:22.0
Drexel - 5:26.0
Holy Cross - 5:42.7

First Varsity 8
Navy - 5:12.8
Holy Cross - 5:19.2
Drexel - 5:26.7

Boat Lineups



1st Varsity 8
Cox: Nick Street, Stroke: Scott Gibson, 7: Kevin Leyland, 6: Alec Gould, 5: Brandon Sagawinia, 4: John Lamb, 3: Andrew Knoll, 2: Gage Butler, Bow: Sawyer Rogers

2nd Varsity 8
Cox: Eli Wood, Stroke: Jonathan Wabeke, 7: Charlie Linder, 6: Ryan Adair, 5: Terry Renfro-Pihut, 4: Klaus Payne, 3: David Russell, 2: Caleb Robertson, Bow: Owen Shenk

3rd Varsity 8
Cox: Julia Foust, Stroke: Michael Pentaleri, 7: Zach Scholz 6: Jack Gainer, 5: Jared Taintor, 4: Thor Gignac, 3: Nathaniel Auzenbergs, 2: Michael Palaski, Bow: Michael Murphy

4th Varsity 8
Cox: Elise Odom, Stroke: Joseph Merkel, 7: George Gilliam, 6: Ben Dunphy, 5: Aaron Bullis, 4: Jacob Klosowski, 3: Noah Stewart, 2: Matthew Gregory, Bow: Parker Novakovic


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