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Beavers Sweep Zags on Silver Lake

Apr 17, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Oregon State men's rowing team won all three races at Gonzaga, Saturday morning.

"It was a perfect day on the course," said head coach Gabe Winkler. "I'm jealous of the water the Zags have here. The guys seemed to be on another level today. Top to bottom, everyone was firing really hot. It's all their attitudes, they are fun to work with."
The morning started with the junior varsity team beating the Zags by eight seconds. The JV squad also improved their own time by two seconds for a 6:23.2 finish.
Coxed by Ethan deBorja, the varsity boat continued with an 18.4-second victory against Gonzaga. The V8 squad finished the race in 6:04.6, beating its time against Washington by almost 10 seconds.
The third varsity team completed the sweep with the final race win, taking the Zags by over 12 seconds with a final time of 6:29.5. 
Oregon State will continue its season in Redwood City for a regatta with Stanford, Santa Clara, and California on April 24-25.
Varsity 8
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 8
Coxswain: Drew Riviello
Stroke: William 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 8
Coxswain: Braeden Boehlecke
Stroke: Patrick McIntee
7: Samuel Silberstein
6: Christian Touhey
5: Samuel Foltz
4: Ryan Ramsey
3: Kevin Myles
2: Zachary Smith
Bow: Patrick Wiley
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