2010-2011: Member of the second varsity eight in all eight competitions in the spring…the second varsity eight defeated Bucknell (April 23) and EARC member Rutgers (April 30).
2009-2010: A member of the freshman eight…finished first with the Crusaders’ novice ‘A’ boat at the Quinsigamond Novice Challenge (Oct. 24)...the freshman eight won two of its three races at the 23rd George Washington Invitational (April 9-10), defeating UC San Diego in the first race and George Washington and Gonzaga in the third race…won dual-races versus Bucknell (April 18) and Rutgers (May 2).
Before Holy Cross:
A three-sport athlete at Choate Rosemary Hall H.S. in rowing,
wrestling, and swimming...team captain of the rowing team his
senior year...recipient of the team's Robert N. Wood Award for
Sportsmanship in Rowing in 2009...team earned back-to-back second
place finishes at the New England Interscholastic Rowing
Association Championships in 2008 and 2009...led his boat to first
place at the 2008 Founder's Day Championship...wrestled at 162
pounds for head coach Sam Doak...won the JV New England
Championship in his weight class...named Honorable Mention for the
John Downey Award for Sportsmanship in wrestling...earned Honorable
Mention for the Alfred A. Cook Prize for Good Influence, Conduct,
Industry, Sound Scholarship and Honorable Conduct in 2006.
Personal: Son of Paul and Susan Gaffney...has one sister, Kaitlyn...majoring in Economics and Accounting.