@GonzagaRowing Shows Well at Head of the Charles

Although Gonzaga Crew’s major competitions are in the Spring, the Fall is an important time for Coach Mandel’s groups to come together.  The Eagles traveled to Boston, MA for the annual Head of the Charles Regatta on 10/21 and competed on 10/22 & 10/23.  The Youth 8 finished 18th out of 85 crews:

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While Youth 8 finished 19th out of 84 crews:

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The current Eagles were joined at the competition by a huge number of former Eye Street rowers.  Here is the impressive list of Alumni who were in Boston as well to compete:
“Gonzaga-Centric Head of the Charles Schedule for the Weekend:
Saturday:
Men’s Alumni 8, 12:12 PM
Jack Devlin ’09 (Georgetown bow 17)
John Granville ’09 (St. Joe’s bow 27)
Men’s Club 4+, 12:51 PM
Phil Bates ’12 (Harvard bow 10)
Men’s Club 8, 1:37 PM
Anlon McGuigan ’13 (Navy bow 15)
Christian Kerrigan ’13 (Holy Cross bow 18)
Women’s Club 4+, 2:40 PM
Justin Richardson ’08 (coxswain, Minneapolis bow 1)
Sunday:
Women’s Youth 8+, 10:05 AM
Eric Gehrke ’03 (coach, Nashville, bow 20)
Men’s Youth 4+, 11:33 AM
Gonzaga, bow 23
Men’s Youth 8, 12:43 PM
Gonzaga, bow 9
Men’s Champ 4+, 1:48 PM
Woods Connell (Yale, bow 9)
Men’s Lightweight 4+, 1:48 PM
Kevin McGowan ’13 (Georgetown, bow 20)
Chris Jaicks ’15 (M.I.T., bow 29)
Men’s Champ 8, 2:20 PM
Leo Toch ’14 (Princeton, bow 17)
Men’s Lightweight 8, 2:20 PM
Mark Roberts ’14 (Penn, bow 31)
David White ’13 (Dartmouth, bow 38)
Men’s Collegiate 8, 3:15 PM
Devin Flynn ’14 (Williams, bow 3)
Patrick Dent ’15 (M.I.T., bow 4)
Frank Vasquez ’14 (UVA, bow 5)
Keenan Moore ’14 (Holy Cross, bow 14)”

In addition to the trip to Boston, the Eagles competed in the Occoquan Chase on 10/16:
Gonzaga finished 1st/9th/17th in the Junior 8+ and 1st/3rd/5th in the Junior 4+. Full results can be seen here.

And on 10/15, it was ” pleasure to have two of the inaugural members of the program out for Saturday practice — Kevin McHugh ’96 (left) and Luis Elizondo-Thomson ’96 (right) [SEE FEATURE PHOTO ABOVE] spent the morning with the team prior to their 20th reunion at Gonzaga. We owe tremendous gratitude to the Classes of ’95 – ’98 for getting the program off the ground. Eagles Fly High!” -Coach Ausema

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