May 4, 2013
• Complete Results
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin men’s rowing team took to the Charles River in Boston Saturday morning looking to defend both its Jablonic Cup and Cochrane Cup titles against Boston University and MIT, respectively.
The Badgers retained their Cochrane Cup title, normally awarded to the winner of Wisconsin, MIT and Darthmouth, but the Big Green did not compete this year. Unfortunately, the Terriers edged the Badgers in all three races of the day to claim the Jablonic Cup.
“We rowed pretty defensively. We never looked like we were on offense at all, so it is disappointing for the guys”, head coach Chris Clark said. “The good news is that we’ve only trained hard on the water for one week, but BU is definitely a good team, one that has been on the rise, and it was a good race for them.”
All three of Wisconsin’s second-place finishes were only by a margin of less than 4 seconds. The Badgers did best both of MIT’s times by at least 15 seconds.
The varsity eights started the morning off, and with a 10-14 mph tailwind, the Badgers clocked in at 5:42.8. However, the time was just 3.2 seconds behind the mark of the BU varsity eight. That would be the largest margin of defeat for the Badgers of the day, a margin that was exacerbated after the Wisconsin boat caught a crab in the final 250 meters.
The second varsity eight for Wisconsin saw an even tighter race against the Terriers. BU crossed the finish line at 5:48.0, but the Badgers’ boat couldn’t get there in time, losing by just 1.5 seconds.
In the final race of the day for Wisconsin, the novice eights went up against both the BU third varsity eight and novice eight. BU’s third varsity eight won the race, just narrowly edging the UW frosh boat’s time of 5:55.8 by 1.9 seconds. The Terrier’s freshman eight was well behind with a time 6:11.0
The Badgers now set their sights on the 2013 Eastern Sprints, which will take place in Worcester, Mass., on May 19.
Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Leonard Manning, Kyle Anderson, Logan Hietpas, Patrick Muto, Ben Ruble, Matt Sobotka, Cody Rissman, Andrew Weiland, Matthew Hinkamp
Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Eric Rhiel, Kyle Smith, Lowell McNicholas, Alec Hub, Garret Voorhees, Charles Holtz, Kevin Ripley, William Horvat, Mitchell King
Novice Eight: Coxswain: Hunter Koeshal, Michael Knippen, Remington Knight, Peter Ginouves, George Perrett, Addison Pierskalla, Christophe Delauney, Ian Buchanan, Kelly Fisher