The Hobart College rowing team opened up its 2019-20 season at the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta this afternoon. The Statesmen’s varsity eight finished third in a 38 team field in the men’s collegiate eight event at the world’s largest two day regatta. It was the fifth time the Statesmen have reached the podium, and their best finish since they won the event in 2015.
The Statesmen raced down the 3-mile Charles River course in a time of 14:33.359. Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the event with a time of 14:25.901. Marist finished second with a time of 14:29.120. The Statesmen, who were the No. 4 bow ball, put together a steady race. Hobart had the fastest time at the first check point, and was second at the next.
The Statesmen varsity eight was powered by senior Greg Narzikul, senior Patrick Overton, junior Jackson Baney, sophomore Moritz Marchart, sophomore Cameron Kumagai, sophomore Zachary Berzon, senior Alberto Wray, senior Martin Roeck, and senior Henry Vachon. Hobart earned a spot in the 2020 Head of the Charles Regatta with a finish in the top half of the field.
In Saturday’s alumni eight race, the Statesmen finished 36th out of 51 teams. The boat was powered by Sky Drazek, Owen Monahan, Matthew Sylvan, Matthew Scanlon, Tyler Steving, August Wherry, Austin Letorney, Julien Green, and Davis Muller. The alumni eight recorded a time of 16:49.148.
Hobart will close out its fall season Nov. 2 at the Cornell Autumn Classic.