Jan. 29, 2014
WASHINGTON – 2013 was a successful year for the alumni of the Georgetown men’s crew program as several alums won their respective races in three major international regattas.
First in July, alums Henry Hoffstot (C’13), Tim Broughton, (C’13), and Jack Carlson (F’09) won the Britannia Cup for club 4+s at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta in London, England. The win marked the first ever for Georgetown alumni at Henley.
Then, in August, Jack Carlson (F’09) and Jack Devlin (C’13) found themselves in the same NYAC crew at Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharines, Ontario, where they won the Wright Challenge Cup and the Gifford Memorial Trophy for lightweight eights.
Next, Georgetown coxswain Victoria Stulgis (C’11), Stroke Taylor Frank (B’08), Jack Devlin (C’13), Tim Broughton (C’12), Joe Ledvina (C’10), Joe Krajewski (F’06), CJ Mathieu (C’08), Scott Dotto (C’09) and bow Michael McGrath (F’07), set their sights on the biggest 2 day autumn regatta in the world – the Head of the Charles in Boston, Mass. Georgetown competed in the Alumni Eights category and finished in the top spot out of the 42 entries.
Broughton, who also won gold at Henley described what kind of a year he has had as a recent GU Alum, “Competing with fellow Hoya alums and ultimately winning at the Charles is a testament to the steadfast passion shared throughout the entire GUBC for the sport of rowing. Winning at Henley was special as well, and to do so with my fellow Hoyas Jack and Henry made it even more memorable”.
Carlson was also coxswain of this year’s winning “Super Eight” at the Charles. The eight brought together top female elite scullers from the US, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Austria, Lithuania and the Netherlands. “2013 was a very exciting year for me in terms of rowing, made all the more exciting by my ongoing connections to the Georgetown rowing community,” said Jack. “I’ve been chasing a Henley victory for years, and to achieve that victory with two other Hoyas was very special. Then, I had a great time coxing a crew of U.S. team hopefuls – including yet another Hoya Jack Devlin C’13 – to victory at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Finally, watching the Georgetown alumni crew win their event at the Head of the Charles – finishing ahead of Olympians and world champions in the process – was inspirational, one day before I won my own race coxing the "Super Eight."
Hoffstot, who rowed in the winning Henley four, is now attending Cambridge University and is rowing with the top squad at the CUBC. He is training to earn a spot on the Light Blues for this year’s BNY Boat Race on the Thames in London, England. In December, Henry stroked the winning Cambridge trial eight crew in a dramatic race. Henry relates what it has been like to row for Cambridge on his quest to participate in one of the pre-eminent rowing events in the world, “Rowing at Cambridge has been an incredible experience thus far and has really challenged me to take my rowing to the next level. We do a significant amount of training each day, but it has been very exciting“. You can read more about The BNY Boat Race here: http://theboatrace.org