Camden, NJ- The Temple men's crew team continued its dominance on the Cooper River with an impressive performance on day two of the Knecht Cup. The Owls took gold in the Varsity 8+ and Frosh/Novice 4+ and placed fourth in the JV8+ finals.
The Varsity 8+ comprised of Donald Norris
(coxswain), Jimmy Barr (Stroke), Aaron Heyde
(seat-7), Michael Mirabella (seat-6), Brian Reehill
(seat-5), Djordje Vilimanovic (seat-4), Perry Cox (seat-3), Kevin Nally
(seat-2) and Brandon Joyce
(bow) won with a time of 5:48 beating Philadelphia schools, Drexel, Saint Joseph's and La Salle.
The Owls Frosh/Novice 4+ comprised of Matthew Ciarello (coxswain), Connor Murphy (seat-4), Pat Woodruff
(seat-3), Josh Kuzo (seat-2) and Vince DePentino (bow) won gold with a time of 6:53.
The JV 8+ comprised of Nick Palastro (coxswain), Sean McKenna (stroke), Joe Bellesheim (seat-7), John Boehm
(seat-6), Mike VanAssche
(seat-5), Jason Cartwright
(seat-4), Petar Ivacic
(seat-3), Trey Ehmer (seat-2) and Alex Klein
(bow) placed fourth with a time of 6:04, the Drexel Dragons went on to win the race with a time of 5:59.
The Cherry and White return to action on Saturday April 21st
when they compete in the SIRA Regatta held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee