Wesleyan Falls to Men’s Crew

Wesleyan Falls to Men’s Crew

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PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS - The Williams College Men's Crew swept Wesleyan's squad today to a complete victory against their chief Little Three rival. The 1V boat won over Wesleyan by just over four seconds. The 2V and 3V both raced past Wesleyan's 2V by 12 and 5 seconds respectively. The men continue to possess the Saratoga Oar and reclaimed the Donohue Cup.

Lake Onota was treacherous this Saturday, but despite the high winds and whitecaps Williams managed an impressive feat. The Williams 1V took to the line in a dual race against rival Wesleyan.  "We had a pretty good start, but failed to execute our race plan in the way we were hoping. We were able to hold off a resurgent Wesleyan crew to claim the win," according to co-captain Andy Ward ‘09, 7-seat of the boat. 

Coach Ben Lewis reflected further: "Wesleyan pushed us hard, as expected, in the 1st Varsity race and though both crews struggled in tough conditions. We must remember and in such a long standing rivalry that a win is a win and that is important." The boat was still thrilled with their victory.

Earlier at 10:15, Williams' 2V, Wesleyan's 2V and Williams' 3V took to their lanes. After a rough start, Williams's 2V began to walk through Wesleyan -"We took control of the race from the beginning, leaving Wesleyan behind when the conditions were relatively calm in the first 1000 meters," said coxswain Dan Winston '09.

The 3V however, was the true star of the race. "The boat contained 6 novices and 2 JV's.  The frosh continue to demonstrate a willingness to live up to the standard at Williams," remarked Coach Colin Regan.

Coach Lewis responded: "The 2V rose to the occasion and proved what they are capable of; not only over Wesleyan but over a spirited 3V/Freshman crew that has been a real thorn in their side this past week."

The regatta was cancelled after the first varsity race because of the 15 + mph winds and high swells. The novice eight was unable to compete against Wesleyan's equivalent. The frosh were disheartened at the inability to prove themselves again. There were to be only two changes to the squad.

At the awards ceremony the 1V retained the Saratoga Oar, and the 2V captured the Calhoun Cup for the first time in a few years. The BillMcGraw trophy was not awarded, but Williams retains it from last years racing. Williams was ecstatic win red betting shirts according to tradition. In the words of Nathaniel Lim '11 of the 2V, "it was a real red-letter day."

Next week, the crew will take to Lake Onota again to trade blows with Coast Guard, Bates, Marist, and others. Coach Lewis concluded, "After seeing the results from various other races this weekend and our own race today, it is clear that there is no stand out crew in New England and next weekend's race against Bates will be a big test for our crews. The following week will bring the New England Championships.






Cox - Mike Abrams ‘11

Stroke - Alex Treco '12 

7 - Andy Ward ‘09

6 - Robert Buesing ‘09

5 - Jack Wadden ‘11

4 - Cameron Skinner ‘10

3 - Daniel Kenefick ‘11

2 - Joey Kiernan ‘11

Bow - Crosby Fish ‘10


Cox - Dan Winston ‘09

Stroke - Greg Ferris ‘10

7 - Nathaniel Lim ‘11

6 - Ken Sluis ‘11

5 - Leland Brewster ‘11

4 - Sean Curley ‘10

3 - Mike Sacks ‘09

2 - Chris Ting ‘10

Bow - Dan Costanza ‘11



Cox - Michelle McRae ‘12

Stroke- Noah Schoenholtz '12 

7 - Faust Petkovitch ‘12

6 - Matt Crimp ‘12

5 - Theo Patsalos-Fox ‘12

4 - Pat Chaney ‘10

3 - George Sullivan ‘11

2 - Nick Pugliese ‘10

Bow- Brendan Majev ‘11