Men’s Varsity Eight Takes Gold at Genesee

Max Weiss

The Colgate men’s and women’s rowing teams started their seasons at the Head of the Genesee meet on October 6 with great success. The men’s team raced in both the Collegiate Eight and Collegiate Four. The Collegiate Eight finished first in the field of twenty-two with a time of 29:16.45, beating second place Grand Valley A by just under twenty-three seconds. Seniors Peter Engebretson, Andrew Hatzenbuhler, Bryan Pape, Doug Herling, Isaac Goodling, Austin Sigety and sophomores Mark Robson and Marc Cassone rowed that winning boat. Senior Mary Dekar was the coxswain. Juniors Parker Paulin, Oliver Jensen, Peter Leahey and first-year Paul Vogelsang filled the Colgate boat in the Men’s Open Four. First-year Kristen Stonehill was the coxswain. The boat came in fifth in the field of thirteen with a time of 34:32.00. Brown won the event. The women’s team had three boats in the Open Four race. The three boats finished fourth, seventh and eighth in a field of thirteen. Cornell won the race with a time of 37:32.64, about one minute and ten seconds ahead of Colgate’s 4th place 38:22.77.

Colgate competed again at the Brock Invitational in St. Catherines, Ontario last Saturday. They raced Varsity Eight, Varsity Four and Novice Eight boats.

The Varsity Eight boat finished in second place with a time of 5:47.04, a mere four seconds behind Western. The Novice Eight captured the gold medal with a winning time of 6.32.54, finishing ahead of Trent, Western and Ryerson. Making up the Novice Eight boat were first-years Paul Vogelsang, Adam Kobayashi, Peter Radzikowski, Sam Walker, Sam Worth, Nick Evans, AJ Browning and Ted Meeks. First-year Katie O’Leary was the coxswain. Colgate had two boats in the Varsity 4, and they claimed third and fifth place.

The men’s team will race at the Head of the Fish on October 27 while the women’s team will compete at the Head of the Charles on October 21.