Good Day of Racing for Bears at NE Championships

Good Day of Racing for Bears at NE Championships

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Coast Guard women's team was 10th overall while men's team placed 11th overall at the New England Rowing Championships to highlight a great day on the water.

On the men's side, the 2V of, bow to stroke , Anna Kemball-Cook - coxswain, Stephen Bruno, Joshua Romano, Walter Daniels, Benjamin Glashagel, Paul Gerlach, Raphael Grieco, Eric Green and Brian Golliher was the top finisher placing fifth.

The 3V of Sean Hunter - coxswain, Colin Madaus, Christian Lower, Matthew Cottrell, Nathaniel Skrabacz, Johnathan Kattnig, Jacob Skimmons, Brennan Suffern and Cameron Kielty placed eighth.

The 1V of Alexis Laskowski - coxswain, Matthew Pindell, Bradley Ragan, Michael Brachmann, Ian Hopper, Justin Steiner, Evan Boisse, Andrew Niedbala and Connor Rivera placed 11th.

In the women's races, the 1V of Mary Decker - coxswain, Sarah Jacobsen, Marissa Marsh, Salena Bantz, Allison Ruth, Karin Maher, Addisen Rutkoske, Rasa Kirvelevicius and Katherine Long placed eighth.

The 2V boat of Samantha Koval - coxswain, Erin Wood, Jacqueline Maher, Kaleigh O'Connor, Kirsten Sharp, Emma Langenbacher, Jordan Solseth, Olivia Anthony and Jacquelyn Dilley were ninth.

In the morning heats the men's 2V qualified for the grand final and the rest of the CGA contingent qualified for the second level final. Senior Stephen Bruno, team captain and bow of the men's 2V gave a special shout out to, "Anna Kemball-Cook for phenomenal race execution" and "Brian Golliher, who's efforts as 2V stroke seat is a credit to composure well beyond a novice walk-on."

The women's 1V have had some disappointment this year, but this afternoon they found a very good time to execute their best race of the year to-date. As team captain Marissa Marsh noted, "Everything came together today. I am so proud to have two competitive eights. Katie Long led the 1V with a strong and controlled stroke rate and Sarah Jacobsen motivated the crew to reach beyond their limits."

Senior Kirsten Sharp added, "we are excited to keep up this momentum heading into the Dad Vails." CGA Rowing is back in action at the end of the week (on Friday and Saturday 10 and 11 May) in Philadelphia at the Dad Vail Championships.