Men's Crew Takes Gold at Wormtown Chase

Men's Crew Takes Gold at Wormtown Chase



1V 8+: c- Alison Robey 8-Phil Chalmers 7-Jack Ellrodt 6-Jarrett Heflin 5-Ben Washburne 4-Niko John 3-Zola Baird 2-Tad Montesano 1-Matthew Schleifman
2V 8+: c-Piper Higgins 8-Dan Queen 7-Gus Nordemeyer 6- Charlie Ide 5-Riley Will 4-Nick Ambeliotis 3-Will Foote 2-Colin Dent 1-Peter Hollander
3V 8+: c-Katie Friedman 8-Ethan Kendall 7-Isaac Wilkins 6-Bernal Cortes 5-Max Mallet 4-Sam Holmes 3-Max Chayet 2-Theo Tellides 1-Nick Iskenderian
4V 8+: c-Margot Berman 8-Blake Bullwinkel 7-Steve Zhu 6-Vikram Ramaswamy 5-Matt Bock 4-Edmond Laird-Raylor 3-Robin Lamb 2-Shayan Moazeni 1-Justin Gross
Novice 4+: c-Eshaan Patel 4-Jackson Ehrenworth 3-Edmond Laird-Raylor 2-Hassaan Mustafa 1-Salvador Robayo

Worcester, MA – Williams Men's Crew sent 4 eights and a novice 4 to Lake Quinsigamond to close out their fall season at the Wormtown Chase. The course took crews through a complete 180 degrees turn around a series of islands before racing the length of the lake. Crews battled a moderate headwind for the majority of the race course.

To open the morning Williams' newest crop of novices got their first taste of racing. Battling conditions that would challenge even seasoned oarsmen, the novices demonstrated all they've learned in the two short months since they first picked up an oar. Williams finished third in a time of 25:43.

The Ephs experienced oarsmen all competed in the collegiate 8+ event. The 1V took gold with a commanding performance, stopping the clock in a time of 17:10. This time put Williams 15 seconds over second place Wesleyan.

Williams' 2V also turned in their best performance of the season with a time of 17:29, good for fourth overall and first among 2V crews. This time put them only 4 seconds off second place overall behind their 1V.

The Williams 3V and 4V, demonstrating the team's strong depth this fall, rounded out the race with equally strong showings. The 3V finished 9th overall and first among 3V crews with a time of 18:26. The 4V, the only 4V entered in the event, finished in 14th overall with a time of 19:31.

In the 1V six seat Jarett Heflin '20 was proud of how the team has worked this fall: "Our boys have been putting it all on the line this fall and came to this last race hungrier than ever. We flung into a headlong sprint at the outset and simply refused to relent. A great performance by the whole team, and I'm excited to see our strength improve through the winter."

Three seat Zola Baird '23 added that his crew "had a good week of practice leading up into the race, and that helped us find a smooth controlled rhythm right from the get go. All in all, it was a great row, and a really good way to cap off the fall season.

In the 2V bow seat Peter Hollander '21 thought his crew "had a super clean race from start to finish." Hollander also praised coxswain Piper Higgins '21 who "steered the course phenomenally."

In the 3V three seat Max Chayet '22 felt that "we had a great piece with a steady rhythm throughout to end the season on a high note to put an exclamation point on a long season of hard work."

In the 4V coxswain Margot Berman '22 was happy with her crew's "fast piece that maintained an internal and technical focus."