Sixteen Experienced Athletes to join Men's Heavyweight and Lightweight Team.

Aug. 22, 2012

Georgetown Crew Head Coach Tony Johnson has announced sixteen experienced incoming athletes that will add to the Georgetown Heavyweight and Lightweight Team for 2012-13.

Graham Miller, 6’1”, 185 - Greenwich, CT – Graham was a first boat athlete at Brunswick School and has NEIRA Championship and Henley Royal Regatta racing experience. “We are excited that Graham will be joining us this fall he has the capacity to go far in our sport”.


Derek Boyse, 6”, 185 – Washington, DC – A four year rower at Groton School, Derek rowed in their first four and most recently the 2012 Henley Royal Regatta in the Groton varsity eight. Derek also competed with TBC at Canadian Henley and finished 2nd in the men’s junior eight in 2011. “Derek has the experience and determination we look for in a top oarsman. We look forward to him joining our team”.


Gar Ditz, 6’5”, 185 – Colorado Springs, CO - A junior transfer, Gar rowed in the Bates Varsity Eight last year. “Gar adds some strong racing experience to our team. He will be a welcome addition to the varsity for this fall season”


Ray Dunn, 6’3”, 190 – Harvard, MA – Ray was a 3 sport varsity athlete at Groton and comes to Georgetown to row for the Hoyas. He recently competed at Henley Royal Regatta in England in the Groton varsity eight. “Ray has the potential to have a lasting impact on our team as he continues to develop on the collegiate level.”


Mike Lewers, 6’1”, 180 – Philadelphia, PA - SRAA Champion in 2012. Mike rowed in Malvern’s top quad this past year. “We are very pleased to have Mike joining us this fall. His combined strong racing and sculling background should serve him well on the heavyweight squad at Georgetown”.




Brian Hecht – 6’2”, 185 – Newtown Square, PA – Brian rowed in the St. Joe’s Prep Varsity Eight and was a member of the Men’s quad last spring that was a finalist at the Stotesbury and SRAA regattas in 2012. “Brian has been a hard worker on his team in high school and he fits in with what we look for in up and coming student-athletes”.


Jimmy Nealon – 5’6”, 110 - Trumbull, CT – First boat coxswain at Fairfield Prep. “We are lucky to have Jimmy join our team this fall. We look forward to his contributing to the team as a coxswain”.


Westford Lang – 6’2”, 185 - Dallas, TX – Westford stroked the Dallas Jesuit varsity eight at Youth Nationals in TN in 2012. “Westford should be a nice addition to our squad this fall. He is the type of hard worker we look for in our recruits”.



Bram Ouweleen – 6’2”, 190 – Chicago, IL – Bram stroked a strong 2012 Lincoln Park Junior eight that went on to qualify for the US Rowing Youth Nationals. “Bram is a skilled oarsmen and formidable competitor. We are excited to have him join our team this fall”.



Dylan Cutler – 6’ 4”, 185 - Redding, CT – Dylan was captain of his Hopkins team in HS and has sculling and sweep rowing experience. “He comes to us with a solid rowing background we will welcome him on our team.”


Tom Brzozowski 6’2”, 156 – Highland Heights, Ohio – Tom is a 3 year starter for St. Ignatius. His he stroked his lightweight eight to the finals at SRAAs in 2012.

“Tom was a key figure on his high school squad. We will look for him to contribute at Georgetown in a similar fashion”.


Luke Prioleau – 6’1”, 155 - Palo Alto, CA – Luke competed in the varsity eight and lightweight four for Palo Alto. He also raced at the Head of the Charles in 2011. “Luke rows well and our lightweight squad will benefit from the experience he brings to the table.”


Paul Wrenn - 6’, 165 – Jacksonville, FL – Paul was a first boat athlete for Evans rowing Club. He also attended the US Development camp in 2011 and qualified for US Rowing Youth Nationals in 2012. “Paul is a top level athlete and should help Georgetown Crew reach its goals over the next four years”.


Charles Scott – 6’2”, 165 – London, England – Charles rowed in Eaton’s top quad at the Henley Royal Regatta in 2012. “Charles comes from a highly competitive high school program in England. We look forward to benefiting from his ability on our team”.


Gerry Thiers – 6’1”, 157 – Langhorne, PA – Gerry rowed in the first boat at LaSalle HS and competed at the 2012 US Rowing Youth National Championships in Oakridge, TN.

“Gerry has a wealth of racing experience. We are looking forward to having him become a part of our team.”


Peter Mangan – 6’1”, 160 – Derby, NY - Peter rowed in the top lightweight eight at Canisius HS. “We are pleased to be able to welcome Peter this year to Georgetown Crew. He has a good amount of high school rowing experience to draw upon.

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