Despite many injuries, uncooperative weather, and other various obstacles throughout the spring, this year’s varsity crew team has enjoyed similar success as past seasons. The team remains undefeated in team racing with only a few boats losing singular races throughout the season. The rowers and coxswains took home the Ducey Cup, Bassett Cup, and won the Wayland Weston Regatta yet again. The boys expect to contend for the New England championship at the NEIRA Regatta at the end of May. Historically, Belmont Hill Crew has won more gold medals at this regatta than all other schools combined.
As the New England Championship regatta fast approaches, the top four boats look to win New England titles. The first boat is going into the regatta as a second seed, only behind Deerfield. The lineup consists of Henry Thomas, Andrew Berg, Eric Whitehead, and Sean Mannion. This boat looks to avenge Deerfield’s narrow victory over the 2016 first boat at NEIRAs and help to secure the team title. The second boat will enter NEIRAs as the first seed in their event and will look to continue the second boat’s winning streak that dates back to 2006. Captain Pat Shea, Jackson Stone, Spenser Nuzzo, and Robbie Warming are the members of the second boat. Captain Will Ryan, Teddy Danziger, Michael Glauninger, and Jack “yah der” Vander Vort will row in the third boat which is the third seed going into NEIRAs. It is a good opportunity for the third boat to finish above their seed as well to avenge their losses to CRLS and Deerfield earlier in the season. The fourth boat, which consists of Colin Vallis, Luke O’Hare, Nick Wilkins, and Ben St. Peters, will enter NEIRAs as a first seed. The fourth boat looks to continue an undefeated season and bring home gold.
Overall, it has been a successful season and the rowers and coxswains would like to thank Coaches Richards, George, Stone, Sobstyl, Parajo, and McDougal for their continued dedication. As the seniors head off to college next year, the team would like to thank them for their leadership and wish them luck as they prepare to graduate from Belmont Hill.