Oct. 21, 2012
BOSTON, Mass. - Stanford Men's Rowing finished a successful trip to the Northeast Sunday as the men's four captured the Championship Four class at the Head of the Charles regatta.
The crew of the A boat featuring coxswain Nathalie Weiss, Austin Hack, Oivind Lorentzen, Scott Roycroft and Kaess Smit successfully ran the famous HOC gauntlet, in which boats are released from the starting gate in 10-second intervals, racing for time over thethree-mile serpentine course. The course features seven bridges, the 90-degree "Weeks Bridge" turn and "Dead Man's Curve" through the final Eliot Bridge.
The four finished the course in a time of 16:50.385, over six seconds faster than the runner-up crew from Washington and 14 seconds ahead of the USRowing entry.
"The team gave great effort in classic New England fall weather," said Stanford men's rowing head coach Craig Amerkhanian. "Windy and rough, we raced fierce and won this big race. Finishing first and tenth is a solid fall result. We have been on the water for three weeks. The joys of work are present on our squad."