WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's men's rowing team closed out its April schedule with a pair of strong performances on the Potomac and Schuylkill Rivers on Saturday. The Hoya heavyweights raced against George Washington and Rutgers on home waters while the lightweight crew went up against Princeton and Penn in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Hoyas were edged by GW in the varsity 8+ race by less than five seconds on Saturday for the George's Cup. Georgetown swept Rutgers in all three races but also fell to the Colonials in the second and third 8+ races.
Coxswain: James Shearman, Liam Carty, Sean Barry, John Carroll, Ian Estevao, Hayden Pascal, Carson Yates, Emmett Orts, Daniel Eigler-Harding
George Washington 5:51.9
2nd Varsity 8+
Coxswain: William Rau, Vaughan Merrick, Francesco Ambrosio, Will Turner, Luke Nassif, Kyle Ratner, Alex Blackwood, Dimitri Katsanos, Blake Sassaman
George Washington 6:06.0
3rd Varsity 8+
Coxswain: Jennifer Yang-Wong, Chad Kanner, Chris Cacace, Tom Walker, Robert Danizger, Thomas Stubna, Aiden McAleer, Matthew Jasko, Joshua Gatcke
George Washington 6:16.0
Georgetown put together a strong showing on the Schuylkill River, racing against fellow top-10 teams in the USRowing Coaches Poll. The Hoya varsity 8+ trimmed almost 25 seconds off their time against No. 3 Princeton from 2016 and 14 seconds from No. 6 Penn a year ago. The Hoyas led Penn for nearly three quarters of the race before the Quakers made a late run down the stretch.
"We had a pretty good result against Princeton and Penn," Lightweight Varsity Coach Lee Rumpf said. "The varsity eight overcame a disappointing showing against Navy last week, regrouped and refocused and rowed a great race on Saturday.
"Our varsity four also deserves some recognition," Rumpf continued. "They had only practiced together for less than a week and raced with a lot of heart for another great result."
Coxswain: Ryan Zuccala, 8: Olivier Malle, 7: Hector Formoso-Murias, 6: Kevin McGowan, 5: Kiefer Mueller, 4: Joe Cecil, 3: John Dolan, 2: Conor McCarrick, 1: Artym Hayda
2nd varsity 8+
Coxswain: Leigh Miron, 8: Jack Sardinia, 7: Jonah Conlin, 6: Chris Graff, 5: Tommy Ruggles, 4: Jordi Perez, 3: Jake Lockwood, 2: Cass Boehm, 1: William Mangan
3rd varsity 8+
Coxswain: Hannah Elwell, 8: Liam Lafferty, 7: Ben Stern, 6: Tyler Little, 5: Jack Price, 4: Brendan Fish, 3: Reid Noch, 2: John Matthews, 1: Thomas Dameris
Georgetown returns to the water on May 14 at the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass.