Men's Crew Has Mixed Results at Little Threes

Photo by Harrison Toll '22
Photo by Harrison Toll '22

1V: c-Alison Robey 8-Jarrett Heflin 7-Drew West 6-Daniel Queen 5-Nick Beischer 4-Cam Edgar 3-Ian Pultz-Earle 2-Sam Armstrong 1- Jack Ellrodt
2V: c-Piper Higgins 8-Phillip Chalmers 7-Matthew Schleifman 6-Niko John 5-Riley Will 4-Peter Fousek 3-Isaac Wilkins 2-Adam Zoen 1-Peter Hollander
3VA: c-Katie Friedman 4-Adam Bocker 3-Charlie Ide 2-John Lautenbach 1-Will Foote
3VB: c-Eshaan Patel 4-Osamah Qatanani 3-Bernal Cortés 2-Ethan Kendall 1-Max Chayet
4V: c-Eshaan Patel 8-Mark Hay 7-Nick Iskenderion 6-Asher Lasday 5-Stephen Zhu 4-Sam Holmes 3-Matt Bock 2-Vikram Ramaswany 1-Justin Gross


Pittsfield, MA -- Williams, Wesleyan, and Amherst descended on Pittsfield for the 51st annual Little Three Regata on Onota Lake. The warm rainy morning featured races in the 1V, 2V, and 3V4+ events.

To open the day the Ephs looked to defend the Saratoga Oar in the 1V race. Through the first 500 Williams and Wesleyan both dropped Amherst, with Wesleyan pulling several seats ahead through the 500 meter mark. The Ephs showed signs of life with their middle move, but it was not enough to keep up with the Cardinals. Wesleyan pulled away through the back half and came home with the win. The final times were Wesleyan 6:11, Williams 6:17, Amherst 7:12.

Next up in the 2V race, Williams battled Wesleyan in the first two lanes while the Williams 4V raced Amherst in lanes 3 and 4. Williams and Wesleyan came through the start dead even and held even for the first half of the race. Through 1250 meters both crews traded moves with neither boat able to move more than a seat ahead. Coming into the final 500 meters Wesleyan pulled ahead several seats, and continued to press their advantage through the finish line for the win. The final times were Wesleyan 6:23, Williams 6:25, Williams 4V 7:01, Amherst 8:27.

Three seat Isaac Wilkins wasn't satisfied with today's result, but looks forward to getting another shot against Wesleyan at New Englands: "It was a gritty, tight race against a great crew. Unfortunately, it didn't end up with our bow ahead, but our boat had some of its smoothest rowing yet. Each race is a learning experience for me, and I'm so excited to give the next few weeks of training everything I have for when we see Wes at New Englands."

Because Wesleyan only has a 4+, the Williams 3V divided up into two 4+ for the week to race Wesleyan. Both Williams 4s dropped Wesleyan off the start and came through 500 meters even with each other, and with open water on Wesleyan. For the rest of the race the B 4+ stayed about a seat ahead of the A boat. Coming into 500 meters the A boat made a move to pull even and then ahead by a seat. With a strong sprint in the final 200 meters, the A boat was able to pull ahead by another two seats to finish up by 4 seats. The final times were Williams A 7:17, Williams B 7:20, Wesleyan 7:33.

Next week Williams will be back in Worcester to race against Holy Cross, Bates, and Tufts.