This past weekend was a great success for the Men's Rowing Program. The Wildcats brought home 10 medals, 5 silver and 5 bronze, adding on to the 10 they've already acquired earlier this season.
The first race of the weekend was the Men's Varsity Pair, Jacob Kraus ('17) and Andrew Belack ('17) completed the race just behind NYU and Carnegie Melon. They did not qualify for the semi finals, but with some work this week they have a lot of improvement they can make up.
Next was the Men's Varsity Four, coxed by Brandon Dorenkott ('17) finished strong in the heat just 1 second behind Marist College, and finished the final with a bronze medal, (the boat's second of the season). Michael McCarthy ('17), Austin Neri ('17), Christian Vergilio ('16) and Christopher Helman ('16) were only a few seconds behind Colgate College, a favored contender, so the Wildcats are setting themselves up for some good results in the coming weeks.
The last races of the day were in the Men's Frosh/Novice Four, coxed by Alyson Delledonne ('19). The boat made it through their heat on Saturday, and won their semi later that afternoon and finished second, just 2 seconds behind Army to take home silver medals. William Rieger ('19), Nolan Lauber ('19), Nicholas Burns ('19) and Thomas Liebiger ('17) improved dramatically since their last race and are going to be exciting to watch in the coming races.
The next race for the Cats is the Kerr Cup this weekend in Philadelphia, April 16th, on their home course.