Men's Varsity Eight Places Third at Head of the Charles

Oct. 22, 2007

Boston, MA - The Brown men's crew turned in five solid performances this weekend at the 43rd Head of the Charles. Brown's top performance was owned by the championship eights, who turned in a third place finish, as the junior varsity eights placed 16th and the freshmen came in 34th. Rounding out the racing was the varsity four crew with a ninth place finish and the club eights with a 25th place performance.

"The guys had a good, strong race," said Head Crew Coach Paul Cooke. "They did a great job being aggressive and held the rhythm real well."

U.S. Rowing claimed the championship eights race as they dominated the competition with a time of 14:03.711. Wisconsin came in second with a 14:30.018 and the Bears flew in right behind for third with a 14:31.877.

Bruno's championship eight included junior Rob O'Leary (Fayetteville, NY) as the coxswain, junior Gareth Seymour (Niagara Falls, ONT) at stroke, senior Colin Keogh (Greenwich, CT) in the seven seat, sophomore Scott Morgan (Palo Alto, CA) in seat six, and senior Garrett Kirk (Boston, MA) in the five seat. Sophomore Cole Bonner (Chicago, IL) occupied the fourth seat, while senior Ryan McShane (Eugene, OR) was in the third, sophomore Gavin Crynes (Seattle, WA) in the second and at bow was junior Mike Snyder (San Francisco, CA).

The junior varsity finished 24th overall with a time of 14:59.814, and the freshman eight placed 34th with a 15:31.515.

Also competing was Brown's championship fours with a 17:04.799 for ninth place, and the club eights placed 25th with a 16:10.936.

Brown will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Tail of the Charles.