Holy Cross Men's Rowing Performs Well At Snake Regatta

Grant O'Connell

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's rowing team enjoyed a strong performance at the Snake Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. on Saturday.  In the men's varsity eight race, the Crusaders finished with three of their four boats in the top 10.

The Crusaders' men's varsity eight of senior coxswain Chris Hayden (Garden City, N.Y.) and seniors Gaven Ehrlich (Rochester, N.Y.), Garrett Pearce (Haworth, N.J.) and co-captain Dan McGlinn (Ambler, Pa.), junior Grant O'Connell (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), sophomores Peter Dwyer (Keene, N.Y.), Sean Corwen (New Rochelle, N.Y.), Colin Hayes (Chanhassen, Minn.) and senior co-captain D.J. Estes (Falmouth, Mass.) finished in second place with a time of 14:24.963, 17.572 seconds behind the men's varsity eight from WPI. The second varsity eight of sophomore coxswain Steve Burison (Worcester, Mass.), seniors Eddie Pinero (Forestdale, Mass.), Thomas O'Connor (Pelham, N.Y.) and Teddy Doyle (Belmont, Mass.), junior Pete Haney (Oreland, Pa.) and sophomores Trevor Zaleski (Haddonfield, N.J.), Richard Sullivan (Quincy, Mass.), Dan Ryan (Wilmette, Ill.) and Tom Gallant (Scotia, N.Y.) crossed the finish line in seventh with a time of 15:29.172.

The Holy Cross freshman eight of Aaron Thomas, Pat Rapuano (Penn Valley, Pa.), Matthew Haraburda, Peter Prominski (Arlington, Va.), Lucas Netchert, Michael Walker, Kevin Moran (Maitland, Fla.), Paul Gaffney (Newington, Conn.) and Nick Forgione (Haverhill, Mass.) finished eighth in 15:30.185. The third varsity eight of sophomore coxswain Joelle Castro (San Carlos, Calif.), junior Matthew Achariam (Elizabeth, N.J.), sophomores Patrick Kokoszka (Durham, Conn.), Thad Logan (Pleasantville, N.Y.), Steven Coletti (Quincy, Mass.), Kevin Smith (Pelham, N.Y.) and freshmen Nicholas Powers, Simon Toledano (Cambridge, Mass.) and Robert Weitzel (Milford, Conn.) took 13th with a time of 16:35.249.

In all, 17 boats raced in the men's 8+ event. The varsity eight from Bates took third, Colby's varsity eight came in fourth and WPI's second varsity eight took fifth.

The Crusaders return to action Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 17-18 in Boston, Mass. at the Head of the Charles Regatta. Saturday's action is scheduled to begin at 7:45 a.m., and the races on Sunday are set to start at 8:00 a.m.