Men's Rowing Finishes Undefeated Weekend with Sunday Wins over Amherst and UMass

Rich Gilland was part of two first varsity eight wins

MALDEN – The Tufts University men's rowing team finished an undefeated opening weekend with six victories combined among four different boats versus UMass and Amherst College at Malden River on Sunday.

On Saturday, Tufts had opened its spring racing season with wins over Coast Guard, Middlebury and Williams.

The first Jumbo boat into the water today was the novice eight, and they earned a 6:54.62 to 7:01.1 victory over UMass. The third varsity eight was next and they were 27-second winners over Amherst College, finishing in 7:08.83 to the Mammoths' 7:35.85.

The first and second varsity eights rowed against both UMass and Amherst. The first varsity eight posted a slim 6:30.37 to 6:32.75 win over UMass, but had more breathing room in a 6:53.14 to 7:08.69 win against Amherst later in the day. The second varsity eight won both races comfortably. Tufts' 6:44.71 topped UMass' 7:03.66, then their 6:46.26 beat Amherst's 7:18.21.

Tufts' first varsity boating was James Grant as coxswain, Andrew MacMillen as stroke and then Nick Hartman, Rich Gilland, Adrian Tanner, Tyler Hagedorn, Mats Edwards, Rick Boer and Ashton Knight.

Rowing for Tufts in the 2V8 was Josh Kaltman as cox, Ryan Bell at stroke and Rohail Rai, Harris Hardiman-Mostow, Jordan Bacher, Isaac Mudge, James Miller, Paul Gelhaus and Thomas Hendrickson.

The line-up for Tufts' 3V8 was Henry Fernandez, Peter Malinovsky, Ryan Magnuson, Mitch Koganski, Sam Agnew, Michael Thramann, Alec Whipple, Tamas Takata and Ross Hamilton.

The novice boat had Nina Benites, Jack Telman, Charles Cornillie, Jack Fraser, John DiGiacomo, Colin Lata, August Fagerheim, Michael Eve and Michael Wrede.

The Jumbos will be home again next Saturday to host Bates, New Hampshire and Wesleyan.

April 8 Race Results:

Smith: 7:50.54
Amherst: 8:13.40

Smith: 7:49.90
Amherst: 8:00.03

Tufts: 6:46.26
Amherst: 7:18.21

Tufts: 6:53.14
Amherst: 7:08.69

Tufts: 8:08.40
Smith: 8:22.91

Tufts: 8:11.76
Amherst: 8:33.74

Tufts: 7:52.48
Amherst: 8:25.82

Tufts: 6:44.71
UMass: 7:03.66

Tufts: 6:30.37
UMass: 6:32.75

Tufts: 7:08.83
Amherst: 7:35.85

Tufts: 6:54.62

Tufts: 7:51.37
Smith: 7:58.64

Tufts: 7:37.46
Smith: 7:45.95

UMass: 7:12.96
Amherst: 7:22.25

UMass: 6:38.96
Amherst: 6:59.56