Bates rowing teams win CBB President's Cup












GREENE, Maine -- Bates College's rowing teams put on another dominating performance against rivals Bowdoin and Colby in the 14th annual Thomas Hedley Reynolds President's Cup regatta, hosted by the Bobcats on Sunday at the Bates Boathouse on the Androscoggin River.

Bates won three out of four men's races and three out of four women's races, including victories in both the MV8 and WV8 showdowns. Bates again retained the Cup, a year after keeping it by virtue of being defending champion in a tie with Bowdoin. The day's final Cup points count was Bates with 14, Bowdoin with 9 and Colby with 7.

The Bates men's varsity eight (MV8) won by a 4.7-second margin over Colby, 6:41.1 to 6:45.8, with Bowdoin 11 seconds behind the Mules. In the M2V8 race, Bates (6:58.1) got past two Colby boats with ease. The Bates men also beat Colby in a novice fours race, 7:32.4 to 7:39.5.

On the women's side, No. 3 nationally ranked Bates dominated Colby in the WV8 race, 7:26.3 to 7:52.7, with Bowdoin not competing. Bates also dominated Colby in the W2V8, and also took first place in a four-boat women's novice fours race.

Bowdoin took first place in the WV4+ race by a hair over Bates, 8:22.5 to 8:22.9, and the Polar Bears also won the MV4+ race, 7:17.9 to 7:24.8 over runner-up Bates.

Bates travels to Pittsfield, Mass., next Saturday, April 23, to take on Williams, Coast Guard, Marist and Ithaca.


The Bates men's varsity eight this season has been comprised by Jason Weeks '11 (Hyde Park, Mass.), Joseph Nowak '11 (Brunswick, Maine), Andre Gobbo '13 (Chesterfield, N.H.), Jordy Winslow '13 (Wilton, Conn.), Peter Haley '13 (Cos Cob, Conn.), Matt Johns '13 (Seaford, N.Y.), Oliver Scholle '12 (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), stroke Peter K. Miller '12 (Philadelphia, Pa.) and coxswain Gabe Silverman '11 (West Hartford, Conn.).

The men's second varsity eight comprises Jon Frye '14 (Duxbury, Mass.), Sam MacGregor '14 (Princeton, N.J.), Caleb Glassman '14 (Radnor, Pa.), Hank Schless '14 (Old Greenwich, Conn.), Harry Chung '11 (Naperville, Ill.), Jake Harwood '14 (Hopkinton, N.H.), Charlie Carey '13 (Lincoln, Mass.), stroke Gar Ditz '14 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and cox Jake Sandor '14 (Montclair, N.J.).

The lineup for the Bates women's varsity eight has captain Ellen Patterson '11 (St. Louis Park, Minn.) in the bow, followed by Emma White '11 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.), Hannah Richardson '11 (Concord, Mass.), Rebecca Waldo '11 (Dracut, Mass.), Elizabeth Sonshine '12 (Short Hills, N.J.), Haley Sive '12 (Glenville, N.Y.), Kelsey Dion '12 (Truckee, Calif.), stroke Allison DiSalvo '12 (Lowell, Mass.) and at coxswain, captain Nora Collins '11 (Kensington, Md.).

The women's second varsity eight has Aisling Ryan '14 (Millis, Mass.) in the bow, followed by Bliss Baker '14 (Sherborn, Mass.), Alexandra Hill '14 (Wayland, Mass.), Amy Jacks '12 (Baltimore, Md.), Catherine Tuttle '13 (Pittsford, N.Y.), Heather Monty '14 (Bedford, N.H.), Sarah Murphy '14 (Wellesley, Mass.), stroke Hope King '14 (Greenwich, Conn.) and cox Gabby Bilotta '14 (Washington, D.C.).

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