Race-by-Race Summary of 2014-15 Men's Crew Season
SPRING RACING (1-0 record)
Coast Guard - 3/31/15 in New London, Conn.
(2000m Thames River course):
Varsity 8 - Wesleyan 6:32.0, Coast Guard 6:47.0 (Wesleyan rowers: Chris Nanda '16, Sam Giagtzoglou '16, Ben Record '15, Darsheep Hora '15, Thad Brown '17, Zach Obstfeld '18, Mike Queenan '17 and Ethan Currie '15 with cox Max Dietz '16)
Next Event - 4/4/15 WPI, Colby, Middlebury and UMass Amherst in Worcester, Mass.
Textile River Regatta - Sun., Oct. 5, 2014 in Lowell, Mass.
Competing over an approximate 3.6-mile course, Wesleyan had solid success in both the Club 8 and Open 8 races. The Cardinals' two entries in the Club 8 took second and fourth of 15 with times of 19:10.35 and 19:37.09. Only WPI bettered the Cardinals. Representing Wesleyan's varsity 8 were rowers Ben Record '15, Zach Obstfeld '18, Colin Mattox '17, Sam Giagtzoglou '16, Matt Weinsier '16, Stephen MacNeille '15, Thad Brown '17 and Ethan Currie '15 with cox Emma Siegenberg '18. The Cardinals' second boat was composed of rowers Brandon Baker '18, Nat Warner '17, Chris Steidl '18, Darshdeep Hora '15, Jordan Tragash '18, Liam Bristol '18, Teddy Shadek '18 and Jonah Wolfson '17 with cox Max Dietz '16. The Open 8 entry, with the same rowers as the club 8 but steered by Dietz this time, secured fourth place among nine entries with a 19:18.81 clocking. Wesleyan also had a boat entered in the Open 4, taking 14th of 25 entries.
Head of the Charles Regatta - Sat.-Sun., Oct. 18-19, 2014 in Boston, Mass.
The Cardinals were represented in the prestigious regatta with the varsity 8 competing in the collegiate 8 event while the second varsity 8 was divided into a pair of fours with one group competing in the club 4 and the other in the collegiate 4. The varsity 8 of rowers Ben Record '15, Matt DiGiovanni '18, Colin Mattox '17, Sam Giagtzoglou '16, Matt Weinsier '16, Stephen MacNeille '15, Thad Brown '17 and Ethan Currie '15 along with cox Matt Dietz '16 covered the 3.6-mile course in 16:06.35 to place 20th of 44 entries. In the club 4, the Cardinals placed 17th of 52 while in the collegiate 4, Wesleyan was 20th of 44.
Head of the Fish Regatta - Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 in Saratoga, N.Y.
Coming through with some stong races, the Cardinals placed second in the collegiate 8 event among 21 entries, covering the two-mile course in 11:03.73. On board for the victory was the group of cox Max Dietz '16 with rowers Colin Mattox '17, Matt DiGiovanni '18, Ben Record '15, Sam Giagtzoglou '16, Matt Weinsier '16, Stephen MacNeille '15, Thad Brown '17 and Ethan Currie '15. The Cardinals also had the second-place finisher in the junior varsity collegiate 8 in a field of 22 entries as well as the 15th-place finisher. A fourth Wesleyan boat competed in the collegiate novice 8, claiming top plrize among 36 entrants.
Next Event: In the spring!