WORCESTER -- The WPI Men's Rowing Varsity Eight defeated Bates, the reigning New England Champion, in a head-to-head regatta Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond.
The Engineers Varsity Eight clocked a 5:57.84 to edged the team from Bates, who posted a 5:58.30, by less than half a second. The Varsity Four also proved to be a close one with the Bobcats crossing the finish line first with a time of 6:18.58 with the Engineers finishing just over a second later. Bates also had the better time in the Second Varsity Eight with a 6:11.22 compared to WPI's 6:16.29.
The Engineers are back in action Saturday on Lake Quinsigamond, facing off with Williams, Conn College, Rochester and MIT for the Donahue Cup.
Kelsey Regan (Winchendon, MA) - Coxswain
Nathan Pietrowicz (Worcester, MA)
Jackson Krupnick (Ashville, NC)
Michael Beinor (Sutton, MA)
Jeremy Hemingway (Westford, MA)
Danny Singer (Eldersburg, MD)
Frank Campanelli (Avon, CT)
Isaac Beeman (Sammamish, WA)
Dean Schifilliti (Ossining, NY)
Second Varsity Eight
Kenedi Heather (Taunton, MA)
Nicholas Carabillo (Simsbury, CT)
Keegan Train (Minnetonka, MN)
Jack Harding (Lee, MA)
Paul Danielson (Niskayuna, NY)
Trevor Dowd (Fairfax, VA)
Ben Thornton (Merrimac, MA)
Scott Cazier (Wheat Ridge, CO)
Jack Perry (Londonderry, NH)