Holy Cross Men's Rowing Battles The Best At The Head Of The Charles

Grant O'Connell, Garrett Pearce and Eddie Pinero

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's rowing team competed against some of the country's best competition at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 17-18.

The Crusaders featured three boats in competition during the two-day event. In the Club Eight race on Saturday, the boat 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.), Dan Ryan (Wilmette, Ill.), Tom Gallant (Scotia, N.Y.) and Richard Sullivan (Quincy, Mass.) finished 30th out of 46 boats with a time of 16:41.880.

In the Collegiate Eight event on Sunday, the boat of sophomore coxswain Joelle Castro (San Carlos, Calif.) and freshmen Pat Rapuano (Penn Valley, Pa.), Nick Forgione (Haverhill, Mass.), Peter Prominski (Arlington, Va.), Lucas Netchert, Mike Walker, Kevin Moran (Maitland, Fla.), Paul Gaffney (Newington, Conn.) and Matthew Haraburda took 33rd out of 38 boats with a time of 17:23.200. Also on Sunday in the Men's Championship Eight race, the boat of senior coxswain Chris Hayden (Garden City, N.Y.), senior co-captains Dan McGlinn (Ambler, Pa.) and D.J. Estes (Falmouth, Mass.), seniors Gaven Ehrlich (Rochester, N.Y.) and Garrett Pearce (Haworth, N.J.), junior Grant O'Connell (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) and sophomores Peter Dwyer (Keene, N.Y.), Sean Corwen (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and Colin Hayes (Chanhassen, Minn.) finished in 29th place out of 37 boats with a time of 16:08.069.

The Crusaders return to action Sunday, Oct. 25 when they travel to Princeton, N.J. to participate in the Princeton Chase Regatta on Lake Carnegie. The starting time for the event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.