Bucknell exchanges short pieces with Rutgers, Lehigh

With the fall season winding down, the Bucknell men sought an opportunity to throw down speed that would closely resemble its winter training just around the corner. So the team took a trip to New Jersey, where Rutgers agreed to run a competitive workout with the company of Lehigh. Aiming to make the visit worthwhile, the three teams conducted as many 3′ pieces as possible before the tides would change.

The morning alternated back and forth between the varsity eights and the freshman/novice boats. Within each category, Bucknell fielded even line-ups to add another layer of competitiveness. In the absence of a true “A” boat, each athlete felt as though any could piece could be theirs. This led to some tight, entertaining racing which saw a different Bucknell boat towards the front of each piece.

While it counts down the days until Orlando, the team will head indoors to measure its fitness on the erg. Bring it on!

Varsity 8A – 2018 Resolute Midweight XT
Coxswain: Izzy Mersky, So.
Stroke: Andrew Viola, So.
7: Zach Gerhardt, So.
6: Ben Rose, Fr.
5: Nathan Peot, So.
4: Jack Fiala, Jr.
3: Conor McNichols, Fr.
2: Ryan Spallone, Fr.
Bow: Jake Bardorf, Jr.

Varsity 8B – Class of 1985
Coxswain: Max Silverman, Sr.
Stroke: Luke Lambropoulos, So.
7: Luca Arvanitis, Fr.
6: Thomas Stone, Jr.
5: Christian Sieck, Sr.
4: Aidan DeWitt, Fr.
3: Kyle Letke, Fr.
2: Sen Zelov, Fr.
Bow: Aaron Swope, Sr.

Varsity 8C – Uebele
Coxswain: Emma Minadeo, Jr.
Stroke: Peter Foradora, Sr.
7: Nick Caravias, Sr.
6: Dominic Canale, So.
5: Dirk Puleo, Fr.
4: Andy Thompson, Fr.
3: Kevin Carney, So.
2: Matt Dain, Sr.
Bow: Brent Mankin, Jr.

Frosh/Novice 8A – Trustee
Coxswain: Ben Weggeland, Jr.
Stroke: Cameron Baravalle, So.
7: Miles Kline, Fr.
6: Dan Van Syckle, Jr.
5: Scott Takacs, Fr.
4: Mike Daanen, Fr.
3: Keeler Thomas, Fr.
2: Ryan Daly, So.
Bow: Dan Rigby, So.

Frosh/Novice 8B – Ritchie
Coxswain: Gracyn Shaw, Fr.
Stroke: Brendan Baganski, Fr.
7: Brian Skeels, Jr.
6: Cian Nowak, Sr. ↔ Pierce Hoffer, Fr.
5: Zenable Adisalem, Fr.
4: Luke Branes-Huff, Fr. ↔ Will Kernodle, Fr.
3: Will Amrhein, So.
2: Alex Vargas, Fr. ↔ Dan Van Horne, Sr.
Bow: Brendan Arnold, So. ↔ Cesar Spadea, So.