Men's Rowing Concludes Fall Season with Strong Showing

Nov. 9, 2009

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Oregon State men's rowing team closed out the fall portion of its schedule on Sunday as the Beavers competed at the Head of the Lake Regatta, hosted by the Lake Washington Rowing Club and the University of Washington.

Oregon State had a good showing at the regatta as the junior varsity 8+ finished second in the men's JV8+ race while the Beavers placed three boats in the top 10 of the men's open 4+.

'This year we returned to Head of the Lake to test our speed against the defending champions, Washington,' head coach Steve Todd said. 'Our varsity team raced in 4+'s versus some great crews and I thought the guys raced hard, but maybe didn't execute their best performance overall.'

Oregon State was tested on the 5K course that ran from Lake Union near downtown Seattle through the Montlake Cut to Husky Stadium, around Union Bay with the finish near Washington's Conibear Shellhouse.

Oregon State's 'A' boat in the open 4+ raced to a sixth place finish, running the course in a time of 18:37.3. The Beavers 'B' boat finished in a time of 19:32.0 to finish in eighth place as the 'C' boat finished in ninth with a mark of 19:37.9.

The Oregon State freshman line-up nearly captured the Men's JV8+ title as the squad finished second with a time of 17:05.3. The University of Victoria Rowing Club captured the victory in the event, finishing a little over four-seconds ahead of the Beavers with a mark of 17:00.9.

'Our freshman team had a great race and I'm excited to see how the freshmen progress this season,' Todd said. 'Hopefully, the results fuel the guys for the winter months of training.'

The regatta closed out the fall portion of the schedule for the Beavers as Oregon State will train throughout the winter months in preparation for the 2010 schedule.

OREGON STATE RESULTS
Men's JV8+(OSU Frosh)
2. Oregon State University - 17:05.3
C - Jeremy Sugden - Senior
8 - Pryce Waites
7 - Nels Knechtel
6 - Jorgan Anderson
5 - James - Palmer
4 - Cole Williams
3 - Chris Gannon
2 - Ty Louis
1 - Matt Lenhart

Men's Open 4+
6. Oregon State University 'A' - 18:37.3
C - Dan Thompson
4 - Chad Swenson
3 - Mike Buckiewicz
2 - Robert Hannah
1 - Bronson Shafer

8. Oregon State University 'B' - 19:32.0
C - Stefan Evano
4 - John Gallion
3 - Rory O'Byrne
2 - Wyatt Worrel
1 - Joe Wainwright

9. Oregon State University 'C' - 19:37.9
C - Jenna Schardt
4 - Spencer Robertson
3 - Pat Kohan
2 - Andrew Read
1 - Kenny Walker

Results:
MEN'S JV 8+Place Bow Org. Name Finish Time
1 22 University of Victoria Rowing Club 17:00.9
2 23 Oregon State University 17:05.3
3 21 Gonzaga University Crew 17:07.9
4 24 University of British Columbia 17:26.1
5 27 Washington State University, Men 17:27.4
6 26 Seattle University 19:05.6
7 28 University of Oregon Crew 21:33.3

MEN'S OPEN 4+
Place Bow Org. Name Finish Time
1 183 University of Washington 16:59.9
2 180 University of Washington 17:15.7
3 186 University of Washington 17:28.8
4 187 University of British Columbia 18:18.8
5 182 University of British Columbia 18:06.8
6 181 Oregon State University 18:37.3
7 192 University of Washington 19:00.7
8 185 Oregon State University 19:32.0
9 191 Oregon State University 19:37.9
10 194 University of Washington 20:04.6
11 184 Pacific Lutheran University Crew 20:23.3
12 190 University of Puget Sound 20:58.7
13 188 University of Oregon Crew 21:02.1

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