Outgoing Co-Captain Matt Podlesak ’13 in U23 L4x

Matt Podlesak '13 & his Maritime Rowing Club teammates, 2013 USA U23 L4x

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BSBC Alumni Update

Jack Williams '12, Peter Haley '09, Hank Schless '10 at NERCs

Of the 14 BSBC alums currently rowing in college, 3 met up after making trips to the medals dock at the New England Rowing Championships (NERC). Jack Williams ’13 won gold with the Trinity novices while Peter Haley ’09 and Hank Schless ’10 earned bronze in the Varsity Eights with Bates.

On this same weekend, Oivind Lorentzen ’09, rowing in the Stanford Varsity Eight for the third straight year, beat rival Cal-Berkeley in the Big Row for only the 2nd time in decades. The Stanford boat covered the 2000m course in 5:31.2 — a course record.

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Special Visitor from England

This October, we welcomed special guest Russell Peacock, our great friend who coaches the Marlow Rowing Club Juniors. At our first ever team dinner at the docks, Coach Peacock presented the BSBC with a beautiful mahogany trophy on behalf of his team. In return, Coach Falco presented Russell with a friendship oar painted in Brunswick colors.

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BSBC Alums in Championship Season

Øivind Lorentzen ’09 raced in Stanford University’s Varsity Eight at the IRA National Championships. In the Second Level Final, he met Chan Mahaney ’09 of the Georgetown Lightweights who was rowing for the Georgetown Heavyweights at the IRA.

George Moran ’07 rowed in Yale’s Second Varsity at the Harvard-Yale Regatta. Lawrence Lopez ’10 rowed in Yale’s First Freshmen Eight.

Peter Chu ’10 coxed Wesleyan’s Varsity Eight to a successful season.

Nick O’Neill ’07 and Austin Stack ’07 finished out strong four-year careers with Princeton Heavyweight Crew.

Hank Schless ’10 (below left at NESCAC championships) and Peter Haley ’09 (below center) finished up a successful season with Bates College. Peter was voted MVP of his team and was elected to the NESCAC all-conference first boat.

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Empacher Christened on Beautiful Spring Day

In an intimate ceremony following the pre-NEIRA intra-squad races, the BSBC christened the “Joseph P. Falco” in honor of the program’s Head Coach. Taylor Black ’09 spoke on behalf of his family and all of Coach Falco’s former Brunswick oarsmen; Taylor asked Coach Falco to do the honors by pouring the traditional home river water over the bow of the shell nicknamed “FALCON.”

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