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Beavers V8 Takes Second at Head of the Lake

Nov 7, 2021

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Oregon State men's rowing Varsity 8 placed second in the Men's Open 8+ race Sunday morning in Seattle, Wash.
 
"People can use the weather as an excuse for bad performance or as an opportunity to gain seconds," said head coach Gabe Winkler. "I think the guys seized the opportunity today and raced well. It was cold. It was windy. It's was raining. They had to shorten the course because of it. And it wouldn't be a Head of the Lake without a barge going through the Montlake Cut. All of those things can rattle an athlete. These guys rowed well through it all. This gives us a great starting point to go behind closed doors for winter training."
 
Oregon State's V8 (coxed by Ethan deBorja and powered by Andrew Balsbaugh, Cal Labonski, Tristan Gavin, Ben la Fond, Brian Tames, Colin Lindquist, Nils Patrick and Ryan Coulter) clocked in at 10:13.9, less than 30 seconds behind first-place Washington.
 
The Junior Varsity 8 (Drew Riviello (coxswain), William la Fond, Ryan Ghalayini, Tristin Vanderlind, Philipp Seeger, Dylan Stengel, Nathan Purtzer, Christian Touhey and Landen Acosta) finished second in its race, while the 3V8 (coxswain Lidya Acar, Patrick McIntee, Samuel Silberstein, Zach Niedermeyer, Tanner Mathews, Matty Shepherd, Kai Geller, Chad Lee and Will Kendall) placed fourth in a seven-boat field.
 
The Beavers' 4+ boat (Mateo Olmedo (cox) Chris Neihoff, Aiden Susak, Isaac Connelly and Cameron Canfield took sixth in the Champ Men's 4+ race.
 
Results
 
Varsity 8
1 – Washington – 9:44.9
2 – Oregon State – 10"13.9
3 – Gonzaga – 10:27.4
4 – San Diego – 10:54.4
5 – Washington State – 10:57.8
6 – Western Washington – 11:21.8
7 – Oregon – 11:26.9
 
Junior Varsity 8
1 – Washington – 9:56.1
2 – Oregon State – 10:38.2
 
3V8
1 – Washington A – 10:15.8
2 – Washington B – 10:23.2
3 – Washington C – 10:38.9
4 – Oregon State – 11.15.2
5 – Gonzaga – 12:02.8
6 – Western Washington – 12:39.0
7 – Western Washington B – 14:14.4
 
Oregon State Lineups:
 
Varsity 8 – The Petersen
8 - Andrew Balsbaugh
7 - Cal Labonski
6 - Tristan Gavin
5 - Ben la Fond
4 - Brian Tames
3 - Colin Lindquist
2 - Nils Patrick
1 – Ryan Coulter
Cox – Ethan deBorja
 
JV 8 – The Poole
8 - William la Fond
7 - Ryan Ghalayini
6 - Tristin Vanderlind
5 - Philipp Seeger
4 - Dylan Stengel
3 - Nathan Purtzer
2 - Christian Touhey
1 - Landen Acosta
Cox – Drew Riviello
 
3V 8 – The Woodman
8 - Patrick McIntee
7 - Samuel Silberstein
6 - Zach Niedermeyer
5 - Tanner Mathews
4 - Isaac Connelly
3 - Kai Geller
2 - Chad Lee
1 – Will Kendall
Cox – Lidya Acar
 
4+ - The 1975
4 - Chris Neihoff
3 – Grant Hemingway
2 – Aidan Susak
1 - Cameron Canfield
Cox – Mateo Olmedo
 
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