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Third Place Finish Highlights Rowing's Weekend at the Knecht Cup

Third Place Finish Highlights Rowing's Weekend at the Knecht Cup

WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A third-place finish in the Men's Varsity Four race highlighted a successful weekend for the Wentworth Institute of Technology as the Leopards competed in the Knecht Cup.

The Leopards' entry into the Men's Varsity Pair race saw senior Fabian Torres (Danvers, Mass.) and sophomore Dylan McGuinness (Methuen, Mass.) finish with a time of 8:33.65 which placed them seventh in their heat.

In the Men's Varsity 4 (Division II/III) race, sophomore Coxswain Emer Creighton (West Roxbury, Mass.), junior Tim Baker (Ashburnham, Mass.), senior Ben Peterson (Glastonbury, Conn.), senior Tucker Barrett (Leominster, Mass.), and sophomore Matthew West (Hingham, Mass.) finished with a time of 7:48.83 which placed them third out of six boats in their heat and earned them a spot in Sunday's final. In Sunday's final, the crew had an impressive showing, finishing third with a time of 7:07.53. That time was less than a second behind Hobart's 7:06.59.

Wentworth's entry into the Men's Novice 8 race consisted of freshman coxswain Orion Hansen (Orlando, Fla.) freshman Karlis Kaza (Wayland, Mass.), sophomore Padraic O'Sullivan (Upton, Mass.), sophomore Logan O'Donnell (Killingworth, Conn.), sophomore Alec Boyle (Shirley, Mass.), sophomore Kyle Rowe (Eliot, Maine), freshman Ethan Butterworth (Cohasset, Mass.), freshman TJ Dion (Lincoln, R.I.), and Kristian Hosker (Nahant, Mass.). The Leopards' boat crossed the line with a time of 7:44.04 which placed them fifth in their heat. Wentworth narrowly missed qualifying for the semifinals by just under two seconds.

The Leopards race again on Saturday, April 16, at the UMass Lowell Regatta.