Men's crew wins Gilman Cup for third straight year
Hamilton sweeps Union in annual regatta
By Meghan Stetson (mstetson)
Contact: Meghan Stetson (mstetson)
April 15, 2009
Hamilton College won the Gilman Cup for the third straight year and swept both races in a regatta against rival Union College on the Mohawk River in Schenectady, N.Y., on April 14.
Hamilton swept the races for the second time in three years. A gentle tail wind and slight head current graced the 2,000-meter course.
Hamilton kept the Gilman Cup with a thrilling win in the varsity eight. The winning time was 6:12.2 and Union's boat was less than a second behind at 6:13.
Hamilton also captured the Gilman Bowl with a win in the second varsity eight. Hamilton crossed the finish line in 6:32 and Union followed in 6:38.
Ricky Bottini '10 was coxswain for the varsity eight. The rest of the boat included Andre Matias '11 at stroke, Tim Belden '10 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Willy Cowles '09, Jeff Cardoni '11, Adam Minchew '12, Ben Sholl '09, Chris Visentin '12 and Jonathan Wilson '09.
Scott Bixby '11 was coxswain for the second varsity eight. The rest of the boat included Gibson Hoyt '12 at stroke, Matt Seaman '12 in the bow seat and the following rowers (seats seven through two in descending order): Minchew, Rafael De La Rosa '12, Sam Hinks '12, Wilson, Ian Thresher '12 and Matt Poterba '12.