Crew Clean Sweep

April 22, 2013

Picture of men's rowing teamClean Sweep for Men’s Crew as WPI Retains the Baker Cup 

The WPI men’s rowing excelled Sunday, winning all three of its races during a home regatta on Lake Quinsigamond against Tufts, Vermont, and Skidmore. The victory over Tufts in the varsity eight gave the Engineers the right to the Baker Cup for the eighth straight season.

The varsity eight made up of John Morrissey, Nick Cebry, Kendall Cotton, Alex Barat, Gary Jackson, Matt Deptula, Norman Harris, Frederick Hunter, and coxswain Renee Lanza, won its race by nearly 10 seconds, clocking a time of 6:05.3.

The second varsity eight of Thomas Hunter, Will Ramos, Keegan Cole, Joseph Sperry, Nick Van Sciver, Matt Foley, Bill Zhang, Paul Kashmanian, and coxswain Darcy Del Dotto crossed the line in 6:19.6, over 13 seconds ahead of its closest competitor.

The third varsity eight, composed of Chase Cheston, Chris Sample, Jacob McSweeney, Paul Esteve, Brede Doerner, Ben Greenbaum, Alex Caracappa, Matt Ryder, and coxswain Mitra Marvasti-Sitterly, boasted the Crimson and Gray’s largest margin of the day, turning a time of 6:43.60 to win by nearly 17 seconds.

WPI Men’s Rowing returns to the water Saturday, entertaining Boston College and UMass on Lake Quinsiagmond.