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Great Show! 3 of 5 HOCR Entries Secure Bids for 2012

Wayland-Weston had 4 crews racing on Sunday, as well as an alumni boat racing in the Club 4 event on Saturday. The alums had a great time representing their old team, finishing 33rd in the event. Although they didn’t finish with a guaranteed bid for next year hopefully this is the start of a new alumni tradition.

Sunday saw the four crews from the Varsity Boys and Girls attacking the course.

The first crew to race was the Boys 4, starting with bow #39, it can be difficult to navigate through the field. The boys finished in 9th place of 77 crews, the highest overall placement for the weekend. Finishing in the top 10 is a great fall result, and also secures a guaranteed entry for next year’s regatta.

Next up was the Girls 4, starting with bow #30 the girls moved up 5 positions to finish in 25th place of 76 crews; a very strong finish that also earns a guaranteed bid for the 2012 regatta.

The Boys and Girls 8’s capped off the weekend of racing on Sunday afternoon.

The boy’s 8 rowed a strong race against some very tough competition which included winner and defending National Champions Marin RA from California. The boys finished 47th of 75, gaining some valuable racing experience.

The girls 8 was the final Wayland- Weston crew to compete this weekend. Starting with Bow #9 the girls rowed a strong race, passing bow #8 by the Weeks footbridge and finishing in 14th place overall out of 74, just 5 seconds out of the top 10 and the 2nd fastest public school crew in the event. The girls 8 also secured a guaranteed bid to next year’s regatta.

Next weekend:

Our final regatta of the fall season is the MPSRA fall state championship. The regatta will be in Worcester on Sunday, keep an eye out for an e-mail with all the information you’ll need to enjoy this weekends racing in the next day or two.

–Matt

Also: More Alumni News and the HOCR

Wayland-Weston Crew alumna Marissa Reichel–click for story is in the news, following in the footsteps of alumnus Will Newell ’07, Harvard ’11, who served as captain of Men’s Lightweight Crew. Will rowed in yesterday’s Head of the Charles in the USA’s championship lightweight eight, while his brother and Wayland-Weston Crew alum Alex Newell rowed in second-place Harvard’s lightweight eight. Other Wayland-Weston alums rowing for Harvard include Liz Martin, David Paresky and Mike Paresky.

Tyler Sheffels ’08 rowed in the Championship Eights event for Brown University. The Brown boat placed fifth, behind Harvard, the US national team, Washington, and the German national team.

In the same event, former coach Tom Bohrer’s first varsity eight from BU finished seventh, and alum Kevan Zadeh rowed for Cornell University, finishing eighth.

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