Men's Crew Places Three Boats in Grand Finals of SIRA Regatta

Men's Crew Places Three Boats in Grand Finals of SIRA Regatta

OAK RIDGE, TN - Temple men's Varsity 8 rowed one of the fastest time of the day in qualifying for the grand final of the SIRA Regatta while the Owls' 2nd Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 also qualified on a strong day of racing on Lake Melton Saturday.

The Varsity 8, comprised of junior James Barr (stroke), junior Nenad Ninkovic (7-seat), junior Jason Cartwright (6-seat), junior Brian Reehill (5-seat), sophomore Mike Mirabella (4-seat), senior John Masterson (3-seat), freshman Fergal Barry (2-seat), senior Scott Waters (bow) and junior Donald Norris (cox), defeated Delaware in its first heat then bested Notre Dame and Jacksonville in the semifinals.

The 2nd Varsity 8 was comprised of junior John Boehm (stroke), junior Joe Bellesheim (7-seat), senior Jeff Wunderlich (6-seat), junior Aaron Heyde (5-seat), sophomore Maciej Grudzien (4-seat), freshman Piotr Grudzien (3-seat), junior Diordje Vilimanovic (2-seat), junior Mike VanAssche (bow) and sophomore Matthew Sbei (cox).

The Varsity 4 was comprised of sophomore Richard Ehmer (stroke), senior Nick Contino (3-seat), sophomore Chris Roberts (2-seat),junior Brandon Joyce (bow) and sophomore Nicholas Palastro (cox).

Competition continues Sunday.
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