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Varsity Crews Starts Season

This season, the Varsity Crew team hopes to sweep the New England Championships (NEIRAs) in the 1v4 through 4v4 for the first time since 2013. After winning three gold medals and one silver last season, the team is hungrier than ever for a sweep. “[We have] another opportunity to go and compete and hopefully have an extremely successful season…moral is high,” expressed Vince Mezzanotte ’25. 

Last season, the 1v4 coxed by Aaron Stanger placed second in nationals and consisted of a stellar crew: Andrew Bittner ’24, Sean Egan ’23, Luca Mezzanotte ’23, and Bennett Carroll ’23. This year’s varsity team hopes to crown themselves national champions for the first time in 14 years. When reflecting on what a national championship would mean to the team, Coach Calloway responded: “Winning youth nationals is a monumental achievement for any program…[the coaches] really believe that every single rower on the team contributes towards the first boat…[The first boat’s success] would be totally impossible without the depth and commitment of every single person on the team.”

At the sub-varsity level (4v8, 5v8, and 9v4), rowers hope to beat Nobles again in the annual Bassett Cup, and ample racing opportunities will provide those boys with countless opportunities to improve their technique and strength on the water. As a sub-varsity rower described, the “real drive behind the success of the team” represents hard work and character. The team would not be complete without hard work from rowers of all skill levels.

 The hope is the boys can have their best season yet with hard work and focus on the end goal.

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