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Crew Dominates in N.H. Championship Regatta

By Brad Lichtenstein
Team Member

The men's varsity heavyweight crew team rowed five boats in the New Hampshire Championship Regatta in Hooksett, N.H. on Saturday. The five boats in these races were the same as this weekend's finalized Head of the Charles boatings.

The two open eights placed first and fifth with times of 17 minutes, 26 seconds and 18:30 over the three-mile course. Neeraj Gupta '94, the first eight's coxswain, said, "Once again this year we didn't have much competition. Once we broke away from the pack, we just tried for more open water."

The three open fours placed first, second, and fifth with medalling times of 19:46.9 and 20:01.9. Eric Martin '94, stroke of the second place four, said, "It's too bad we didn't have the grad students' four closer to us in the lineup. They would have pushed us to be faster, and maybe we could have beaten the course record we set last year."

The MIT men's varsity heavyweight crew team is entering six boats in the Head of the Charles Regatta on Sunday. There will be two club fours, one club eight, two championship fours, and one championship eight.

The first club four, rowing at 8:35 a.m., is rowed by Umit Kumcuoglu '94, Steve Carbone '95, Mark Carlin '96, and Martin Lewis '95.

The club eight, rowing at 9:15 a.m., is rowed by Matt Drake '94, Hans Liemke '94, Dennis Burianek '96, Rick McKern '95, Soycan Soyucayli '95, Tim Theiss '96, Mike Schlosser '94, Franz Busse '95, and is coxed by Jason Wertheim '96.

The championship four, rowing at 2:55 p.m., is rowed by Chris Putnam '96, Brad Lichtenstein '95, Robert Morrison '96, and Eric Martin '94, and is coxed by Conan Hom '95.

The grad students' champ four is rowed by Geoff Parker G, Chris Kamper G, John Paynich G, Martin Muendel G, and is coxed by Ted Washburn G.

The championship eight, rowing at 4:00 p.m., is rowed by Jon Singer '95, Guillermo Peschard '94, Sean Olson '93, Adam Cotner '96, Toby Ayer '96, Nate Crosswhite '95, Jeff Tomasi '95, Loren Theiss '94, and is coxed by Neeraj Gupta '94.