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Beavers Complete First Race in Over a Year

Apr 3, 2021

LOWELL, Ore. - The Oregon State men's rowing team traveled to Eugene to host Washington for the first race of the 2020-21 season. 
"It's been a very long time since we lined up on the race course," said head coach Gabe Winkler. "To do it with one of the best teams in the country is an honor. If this past year has taught us anything it's perspective. We showed up and threw down a baseline 2,000m test. This is the start of the season that many doubted would happen."

The morning started with the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams coming in second to one of the top teams in the nation - the Huskies. 
Coxed by Ethan DeBorja, the Varsity boat of Andrew Balsbaugh, Cal Labonski, Brian Tames, Jacoby Wilson, Tristan Gavin, Colin Lindquist, Nils Patrick, and Ryan Coulter in the bow came in with a final time of 6:13.8.
With a time of about 12 seconds more, the JV boat, coxed by Drew Riviello and crewed by William La Fond, Ben La Fond, Christian Touhey, Ryan Ghalayini, Zach Niedermeyer, Nathan Purtzer, Chris Neihoff, and Nick Taylor came in with a time of 6:25.2.
The Beavers continued strongly in the second hour of the race but were unable to find a win against Washington. The third Varsity-8 boat finished in 6:43.7 with the Varsity-4 boat closing the race in 7:53.5. 
"Now we build forward towards the next race," continued Winkler. "The guys are excited to keep progressing."

Oregon State will take a week off before heading to Spokane, Wash. to face Gonzaga on April 17. 
Coxswain: Ethan DeBorja
Stroke: Andrew Balsbaugh
7: Cal Labonski
6: Brian Tames
5: Jacoby Wilson
4: Tristan Gavin
3: Colin Lindquist
2: Nils Patrick
Bow: Ryan Coulter
Junior Varsity
Coxswain: Drew Riviello
Stroke: Wiliam La Fond
7: Ben La Fond
6: Christian Touhey
5: Ryan Ghalayini
4: Zach Niedermeyer
3: Nathan Purtzer
2: Chris Neihoff
Bow: Nick Taylor
Third Varsity
Coxswain: Ethan DeBorja
Stroke: Patrick McIntee
7: S. Silverstein
6: Grant Hemingway
5: Samuel Foltz
4: Ryan Ramsey
3: Alex Chick
2: Tristan Vanderlind
Bow: Will Kendall
Varsity 4
Coxswain: Drew Riviello
Stroke: Aidan Susak
3: Landen Acosta
2: Zachary Smith
Bow: Patrick Wiley
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