LOWELL, Mass. – In windy and rainy conditions on Saturday, the Wentworth Institute of Technology rowing team weathered the storm, picking up a pair of third-place finishes at the River Hawk Challenge.
The Varsity Four boat won its heat, defeating Mass. Maritime and UMass Lowell. In the finals, the Leopards were third with a time of 6:41.0. finishing behind Bowdoin (6:32.7) and UMass Lowell (6:35.4) while finishing ahead of the MIT Lightweight boat (6:56.6).
The Novice Four boat placed third among eight competitors, finishing with a time of 6:30.7. Wentworth was behind Bowdoin (6:16.2) and Middlebury (6:24.6), while defeating Skidmore (6:35.3), UMass Lowell (6:41.7), Rhode Island (6:59.1), and Mass. Maritime (7:30.5).
Wentworth will next compete in the New England Rowing Championships on Saturday, May 4.
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Men's Varsity Four Lineup:
Joshua Diettrich (Fr., Medford, Mass.) – coxswain
Ben Coleman (So., Avon, Conn.)
Bohdan Ruehle (Jr., Kinnelon, N.J.)
Royce Pease (Fr., Boston, Mass.)
John Parker (Jr., Fairport, N.Y.)
Men's Novice Four Lineup:
Orion Hansen (Sr. Tampa, Fla.) – coxswain
Alec Horton (So., Walpole, Mass.)
Zachary Visser (Jr., Fairfield, Conn.)
Matthew Schmida (So., Sturbridge, Mass.)
Andrew Mohn (Fr., Stamford, Conn.)