April 27, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Georgetown University men's heavyweight crew competed against George Washington and Rutgers over the weekend on the Potomac River, as the Hoyas first freshman eight captured a victory with three other GU boats finishing in second place.
Georgetown's first freshman eight consisting of stroke Andy Olsen, Peter Bourneuf, Cameron Hoerner, Gregg Charte, Chris Kozak, Peter Grace, Matt Matyjek, Nico Dodd and coxswain Carly Heitlinger finished 5:43.0, 5.1 seconds in front of closest competitor George Washington. They also finished in front of Rutgers.
"I thought the team put forth strong efforts today and rowed well," said freshman heavyweight coach Mike Guerrieri We will continue to work hard through our off weekend as we prepare for the Eastern Sprints on May 10."
The Hoyas first varsity eight finished in 5:33.2 in front of Rutgers, but behind Rutgers, with the second varsity eight finishing in second place in 5:42.8 in the same order as the first varsity race.
The second freshman eight consisting of stroke Lucas Cantor, Charles Sullivan, Sean Greany, William Starshak, Jeff Triozzi, Matthew Funk, Aodhan Beirne, Saum Ayria and coxswain Kitty Lichtenstein finished second in 6:00.6 in front of Rutgers, but behind George Washington.
Georgetown's heavyweights return to the water for the EARC Sprints on May 10 in Worcester, Mass.