Oct. 28, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Georgetown men’s crew team put in a strong showing on Sunday, racing against some of the best rowing schools in the country at the Princeton Chase. The race featured a three-mile course on Lake Carnegie.
In the men’s Varsity Heavyweight 8+ race, the Georgetown “A” crew placed 12th in a field of 57 boats, crossing the finish line in a time of 13:45.730. The boat, coxswained by Bethany Biszko (Tiverton, R.I./St. Mary’s Academy Bay View), was rowed by Benjamin Holtzmuller (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day), William Halle (Dallas, Texas/Cistercian Prep), Phillip Miller (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick), Robert Danziger, Hayden Pascal, Jameson Nelson (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier), Bram Ouweleen (Evaston, Ill./Evaston Township) and Jack O'Donnell (Lutherville, Md./Deerfield Academy).
In the same race, the Hoyas’ “B” and “C” crews finished less than a half second apart with the “B” boat edging out the “C” boat, 14:46.223 to 14:46.593. The two crews finished 48th and 49th, respectively.
The Hoyas’ lightweight “A” boat finished in a time of 14:25.220 in the Varsity Lightweight 8+ race, placing 16th out of 30 crews. The “B” crew took 28th in 15:23.087.
In the 54-crew Varsity Heavyweight 4+ race, Georgetown’s “A” squad placed 30th in a time of 15:55.628 while the Hoyas’ “C” boat crossed the finish line in 17:24.176, good for 52nd.
The Blue and Gray’s top freshman eight boat stepped up and had a competitive performance finishing 14th out of 28 boats, crossing the finish line in 14:36.618. Georgetown’s boat consisted of coxswain Sydney Green as wells as Robert Danziger, Hayden Pascal, Ignacio de Lera, John Oswald, Alex Mauboussin, Devin Baker, Chris Cacace and Vaughan Merrick.
The Hoyas’ lightweight “A” crew was in the same race, finishing 21st with a time of 15:27.361 and the “B” boat was 25th in 16:36.546.
In the Varsity Lightweight 4+ race, Georgetown took 23rd and 25th out of 28 boats, finishing in 16:27.542 and 17:08.026.
The Hoyas will wrap up the fall racing season in two weeks, on Saturday, Nov. 9 in New Brunswick, N.J. at the Rutgers Fall Classic.