WC men’s rowing and sailing teams wrap up fall 2021 season

By Jensyn Hartzell
Sports Editor

Washington College’s men’s rowing team and sailing teams took to the water during the last week of October to complete both of their fall 2021 seasons.

The men’s rowing team traveled to Philadelphia on Oct. 30 to participate in the Head of Schuylkill Regatta on the Schuylkill River.

The Shoremen achieved ninth place in the Men’s Championship Fours with a time of 12:59:56. Senior Sean Curry led the boat at the coxswain.

In the same event, a second WC boat placed 33rd at 15:34:68.

In the Novice Eights event, the Shoremen were able to place in 14th place at 14:13:28. Sophomore John DeSoto led at the coxswain.

The second boat placed 22nd in the Novice Eights with a time of 16:14:09.

“We have had a good season with a lot of improvements,” senior Max Moore said. “We are content with what we did this season and I’m excited to see what the future of WC men’s rowing will look like.”

The WC sailing team hosted the Luce Regatta on the Chester River on Oct. 23, welcoming 17 teams to Chestertown for the regatta. The top six teams would qualify for the War Memorial hosted by Old Dominion University, according to the WC Athletics website.

The Shoremen and Shorewomen achieved fifth place overall to move on to the War Memorial.

In Division A, junior Stewart Gurnell was skipper with a crew that included junior Andrew Tran and sophomores Megan Callis and Kennedy Jones. They finished at third in the Division, racking up 50 points.

The Webb Institute won Division A with 22 points. They also ranked first in the overall Luce Regatta.

Division B saw sophomore Camden Ward as skipper and junior Emma Macturk as crew. The Shorewomen finished in seventh place with 70 points.

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University won Division B with 22 points.

Along with the WC sailing team, The Webb Institute, Virginia Tech, William and Mary University, Princeton University, and Christopher Newport University qualified for the War Memorial regatta.

The War Memorial regatta took place in Norfolk, Va. on Oct. 30. There were 18 teams participating.

Division A saw junior Stewart Gurnell at skipper and sophomore Kennedy Jones at crew place 10th with 107 points.

State University of New York Maritime College placed first in Division A with 58 points.

Ward and freshman Max Shapiro both skippered with Macturk as their crew in Division B. They placed 15th with 174 points.

Division B was won by George Washington University, who had 45 points. George Washington University won the overall regatta at 121 points.

WC’s sailors placed 13th overall with 281 points. Both the WC sailing team and rowing team will not compete again until their spring seasons begin.

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