October 24, 2006

Bears Compete At Head Of The Charles

At the Head of the Charles on Sunday, the Brown Men's Crew accomplished not only a fifth place finish in the Championship Eights, their best finish in five years, but they also beat last year's champion, Cambridge University as well as Cal-Berkeley.

But that's not all - besides taking fifth with a 14:33.347, they also beat the Brown University alumni boat comprised of three former Olympians, Jamie Koven, Porter Collins and Ben Holbrook and one current national team member, Luke McGee. The alumni boat earned a seventh place finish with a 14:35.900.

Brown also competed in the Championship Fours and Youth Eights. In fours, head coach Paul Cooke sent out Sam Searle (Truro, Nova Scotia), James Rowan (Fairfax, VA), Matt Wheeler (Eugene, OR), Garret Kirk (Boston, MA) with sophomore coxswain Rob O'Leary (Fayetteville, NY). The crew came in 12th place with a time of 16:51.122. The Brown Youth Eights crew took sixth with a 15:41.541.

Championship Eights

Bow - Senior Evan Panich (Marblehead, MA)
Junior Chris Greene (Cincinnati, OH)
Junior Ryan McShane (Eugene, OR)
Sophomore Gareth Seymour (Niagara Falls, ONT)
Senior Dave Coughlin (Havertown, PA)
Senior Ben Harrison (Dedham, MA)
Junior Colin Keogh (Greenwich, CT)
Stroke -Senior Joe Donahue (Shrewburg, MA)
Coxswain-Senior Lillian Ostrach (Bethesda, MD)

The Bears are back in action on Nov. 18 at the Tail of the Charles in Boston.