The novice men are attempting to soak in as much racing experience as possible this spring and will have three boats entered. At 10:14AM, the novice men’s 8+ will race against Liberty, Navy, UNC, West Virginia and Duquesne in a qualifying heat. The top 3 finishers from that heat will advance to the “grand final” at 2:03PM and the bottom three will race in the “petite final” at 1:49PM. The men will also be entering two separate 4+ crews to compete, with some members from the 8+ double rowing in the 4+s to make numbers work. There are 24 crews entered in this event, but due to time constraints the boats were placed into four different “finals.” One boat races at 11:59AM and will face Susquehanna, UMBC, UNC-Wilmington, VCU and St. Mary’s College. The other rows against ODU, JMU, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and Maryland at 12:13PM. This will be a great test for the Tribe’s novice rowers-allowing them to see how they stack up against other crews and helping acquaint themselves with the demands of 2,000 meter racing!
Novice Men’s 8+Boat: Nathan WalkerCox: Marissa KleimanS: Julian Iriarte7: Arjun Nandra6: Mark Schreiber5: Jake Hutner4: Nick Jonsson3: Ian Wilkinson2: Patrick MartinB: Brendan Sawyer
Novice Men’s 4+ (A)Boat: Mary LewisCox: Marissa KleimanS: Mark Schreiber3: Marty Baughman2: Arjun NandraB: Brandon Timbrook
Novice Men’s 4+ (B)Boat: Travis MooreCox: Kylie EhlersS: Julian Iriarte3: Jake Hutner2: Brendan SawyerB: Ian Wilkinson
Likewise, there will be a lot of excitement and anticipation for the novice women to participate in their first official regatta. The novice women will enter a 4+ to race at 11:45AM against UNC-Wilmington, St. Mary’s, Virginia Tech, Catholic and VCU. Unfortunately due to constraints, this will be the only race of the day, as the 18 crews entered in this category are racing in straight finals, without qualifying heats.
Varsity Womens 4+ “A”C: Amanda Williams4: Katherine Peck3: Catherine Smiley2: Katelyn Reimer1: Gabby Negus
The varsity men are entering an open-weight 4+ and a lightweight 4+ in Sunday’s race. The lightweights race a 1:14PM in a final against Loyala, Mason, Liberty and two VCU crews. The heavy’s race 7 minutes later in a final against Loyola, Duke, GMU and Richmond.
Varsity Men 4+C: Katie Oberg4: Danny Otto3: Chris Stephens2: Adam Mullet1: David Barnisin
Varsity Men Lwt 4+C: Lauren Piulson4: Bryan Monroe3: Connor Kee2: Scott Klein1: Marshall Irby
The varsity women are entering two 4+ and a 2- in Sunday’s race. The classification “2-” refers to a pair, or a boat with two rowers “minus” a coxswain. Smaller boats like this pair tend to be more technically demanding, as the dimensions of the boats amplify the tiniest imperfections in timing and oar placement. Additionally, in these races the bow-seated rower is responsible for steering, adding an extra element to the competition. The pair final is at 11:24AM and will feature Maryland, St. John’s, Catholic, Loyola, Liberty and WMRC. Both 4+ (four plus a coxswain) crews are in the same heat. They will face each other, Richmond, VCU, Christopher Newport and Liberty at 1:00PM. One interesting point is that the second 4+ will contain a combination of both varsity and novice women rowers. This will help maximize racing experience for girls on both squads. The two rowers from the pair will be challenged that day, doubling up to race in both events!
Varsity Womens 4+ “A”C: Mairin Haley4: Erin Brown3: Jessie Viss2: Jessica Beckett1: Kate KalarisVarsity Womens 4+ “B”C: TBD4: Christine Laroche3: Kalan Brehm2: Camila Fishtahler1: Anya VoloshinVarsity Womens 2-2: Christine Laroche1: Camila Fishtahler