The Brunswick Varsity Eight came home with gold medals from the 76th annual New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA) Championship Regatta. The victory, a first-ever New England title in rowing for the School, capped off an undefeated season for the varsity boat.
Despite a somewhat shaky start to their race, the Bruins were able to lead wire-to-wire and win by 2.5 seconds over Exeter with then two more seconds back to Kent in third.
The crew has earned the opportunity to travel to England this summer to race at the famed Henley Royal Regatta (June 28-July 3).
Brunswick’s Second Varsity Eight were not to be overshadowed and took home silver medals. In their race, Brunswick and Exeter pulled away from the field by open water, but Brunswick came up just under half a boat length short. The 2nd place finish was the first-ever medal for a Brunswick Second Varsity Eight at the New Englands.
Inspired by the successes of their teammates, the Brunswick Third Varsity Eight also earned silver medals. The medal was the first for a Brunswick 3V since 2007.
This fall we will have a two-week pre-season training camp for all Upper School rowers and coxswains who are rowing this fall.
Week 1: Monday, August 23rd, 2021 to Friday, August 27th, 2021:
– Bus departure from Maher @ 8:15am
– Bus drop-off at Maher @ 11:15am
*selected rowers TBD will have an early departure (7:00am) on Thursday, August 26th and Friday, August 27th
Week 2: Monday, August 30th, 2021 to Friday, September 3rd, 2021:
– Bus departure from Maher @ 7:15am
– Bus drop-off at Maher @ 10:15am
– There will be no practices over Labor Day Weekend.
– We will resume normal afternoon practice times (3:15-5:45pm) on Wednesday, September 8th.
For the first time ever at EARC Sprints, Brunswick alums contributed to the teams that won both the Rowe and Jope Cups for overall team supremacy in EARC Heavyweight and Lightweight rowing, respectively.
Matt Podlesak ’13 – Harvard LWT – 2V – GOLD medal + LWT team title (Jope Cup)
Will Powers ’16 – Yale HWT – 3V – SILVER medal + HWT team title (Rowe Cup)
Additionally, 6 other BSBC alums rowed at these championships:
Andreas Kern ’16 – Penn LWT – 2V – 7th place
Jack Duggan ’15 – Dartmouth HWT – 4V – 6th place
Alexander Kutner ’16 – Columbia HWT – 3V – 14th place
Matt Marvin ’15 – Penn HWT – 2V – 13th place
Reed McMurchy ’15 – Harvard LWT – 5V – 2nd place
Freddie Polak ’15 – Dartmouth LWT – 1V – 9th place
Matt Podlesak ’13 with Reed McMurchy ’15 and the Jope Cup
Congratulations to Matt Podlesak ’13, a member of the Harvard Class of 2017 who recently stroked their Varsity Lightweight Eight in the finals of the National Championships, on his IRA All-Academic distinction.
Head Coach Joe Falco, Will Bass ’16, Thomas Kern ’16, Will Powers ’16, Asst. Coach John Martin
Congrats to Will Bass ’16 and Will Powers ’16 on being invited to Selection Camp and to Thomas Kern ’16 on being selected from the High Performance Camp to the 2015 Junior Worlds Development Team training in Banyoles, Spain July 8-18.