No. 2 Brown Men's Crew Earns Atalanta Cup in Victory Over Dartmouth

April 26, 2008

Providence, RI - For the fifth consecutive year, the Brown men's crew has defeated the Dartmouth Big Green to earn the Atalanta Cup on the Seekonk River this afternoon. Bruno's crews picked up wins in all four races, as the varsity eight won its race by 19 seconds during its final home race of the 2008 campaign.

While most races were run on an incoming tide, the varsity raced at slack tide. The second freshman four started the day off with Brown's first win, as both crews went neck and neck in a thrilling race. The Big Green gained a small lead with 500-meters left, but one of their oars came out of the oarlock. Bruno took full advantage, and breezed by Dartmouth to secure an 18-second win. Brown posted a 7:00.97, while Dartmouth finished out the race with a 7:18.95.

Brown's freshman turned in a solid effort, posting a 5:51.74 to Dartmouth's 5:59.12. Bruno dominated the second varsity race, and was led by sophomore coxswain Devin Wilmot (Saratoga Springs, NY) and sophomore stroke Greg Stepina (Tallahassee, FL). Brown "A" posted a time of 5:48.70, as Brown "B" came in with a 5:59.60 followed by Dartmouth with a 6:10.53. In the seven seat was junior Armen Taylor (Seattle, WA), sophomore Nick Ritter (Huntsville, AL) in seat six, senior Garrett Kirk (Boston, MA) in five, senior Edward O'Neal in four, senior Ryan McShane (Eugene, OR) in the three seat, junior Sean Medcalf (Philadelphia, PA) in two, and at bow was sophomore Christian Crynes (Seattle, WA).

Bruno's varsity eight remains undefeated ( 5-0) with a 5:43.28 - 6:02.27 victory over the Big Green in the final race of the day. Junior Rob O'Leary (Fayetteville, NY) was at coxswain, while sophomore Scott Morgan (Palo Alto, CA) was at stroke. In seat seven was senior co-captain Colin Keogh (Greenwich, CT), and in six was junior Gareth Seymour (Niagara Falls, ONT). Sophomore Ben Duggan was in the five seat, followed by sophomore Cole Bonner (Chicago, IL), junior Matt Wheeler (Eugene, OR), senior Chris Greene (Cincinnati, OH) and at bow was senior co-captain Paul Strombom (Seattle, WA).

The Brown crew will now travel to Princeton, New Jersey, where it will take on the Tigers on Saturday, May 3rd.

Atalanta Cup:

Varsity Eight
Brown: 5:43.28
Dartmouth: 6:02.27

Second Varsity Eight
Brown "A": 5:48.70
Brown "B":5:59.60
Dartmouth: 6:10.53

Second Freshman Four+
Brown: 7:00.97
Dartmouth: 7:18.95

Freshman Eight:
Brown: 5:51.74
Dartmouth:5:59.12