READING, ENGLAND -- Christopher Sullivan (Northfield, NJ) and David Wells (Princeton, NJ) led Rutgers to a first place finish over Abingdon Rowing Club in the senior 2 coxless pairs race at the Reading Town Regatta in Reading, England. Started in 1877, the regatta is one of the oldest races.
In the Elite Eight race, Rutgers fell by a boat length to Dartmouth, finishing second ahead of England's Lady Victoria Boat Club. Rowing for Rutgers in the Elite Eight race were Christopher Graves (Northfield, NJ), Mark Hayden (Wexford, PA), Michael Dori (West Windsor, NJ), Collin Jesberger (Chalfont, PA), Nathan Carter (Springfield, VA), Fred Bidrawn (Mt. Holly, NJ), Samual Stitt (McLean, VA), James Green (Erdenheim, PA) and coxswain, Ned DelGuercio (Media, PA).
The Rutgers heavyweights will be one of three American crews to compete in the Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames River in Henley, England July 2-6
The Scarlet Knights will be competing for the Ladies Challenge Plate, which
is awarded for the races conducted for the highest level of college or club
crews that are not National Teams or Olympic crews. Nine crews have been accepted
for the event, including Cambridge University (England), Leander Club (England),
the Frankfurter Rudergesellschaft (Germany), Curtin University (Australia),
the University of Washington and Dartmouth College.