BOSTON, Mass.—The CGA Men's Rowing Team competed in the 48th Head of the Charles on a 3-mile course on the Charles River. The Head of the Charles is the world's largest two-day rowing event with over 9000 athletes and 300,000 spectators.
Starting in the number 43 position in a field of 46 in the Collegiate 4 event, the Bears got off the line well and sat in 5th through much of the race and ultimately capped off an outstanding row finishing in 8th place guaranteeing an entry for the Academy in next year's race. The line-up of Alexander Kloo (So) at stroke, David Parker (Sr), Andrew Horvath (Sr), Brennan Lee (Sr) and coxswain Peter Driscoll (So) completed the course in 17:22.31 finishing just behind Trinity and Wesleyan and ahead of Army, Penn State, Notre Dame, Fordham, Texas as well as a number of New England competitors.
The event was won by the University of Virginia in a time of 16:43.96. Full results can be found at http://hocr.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/27_MColl4+_adjusted.pdf.
The Men will next be in action in Saratoga at the Head of the Fish in the Collegiate Men's Four and Eight events to be contest at on Saturday, October 27.