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
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
Competition continues Sunday.