Varsity eight

St. Augustine Prep

Kept the edge all year over other South Jersey boats and stayed No. 1 in The Press Elite 11. Won the Garden State Scholastic Championship race by more than four seconds and took the Atlantic County race by nearly five seconds. Went to Spring Lake, Mich., in mid-April and beat Upper Arlington (Ohio) and Rockford (Mich.) in the Lubbers Cup. Placed sixth in the Stotesbury Cup and took fifth in the petite final at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America regatta. Went to the USRowing Youth Nationals in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and was sixth in the C final on Sunday.

Alex Dillon, Lee Wetty, Shane Dickson, Dan Palombo, Brandon Hesser, Zack Seither, Alastair Watson, Dan Palombo, coxswain Brett Barry (Dan Stinson and John Ruskey were in the boat some of the season.)

Second eight

Holy Spirit

The Spartans get a slight edge here due to their performances at Stotesbury and the Nationals. St. Augustine won the Garden State and Atlantic County races, while Holy Spirit finished second to the Prep's third at the Philadelphia City Championships. Spirit, Absegami and the Prep were all eliminated in the first round in the Stotesbury head race, with Spirit's time being the best. Holy Spirit and Absegami were eliminated in the SRAA semifinals, with Spirit fourth and the Braves sixth. St. Augustine was eliminated in the first round.

Gary Stinson, Joel Sawyer, Fredrick Bishop, Harrison Gargel, Chase Malia, Sean McGettigan, Pat McFadden, Ryan McFadden, coxswain Katie Kresz (Austin Theuret, Damon Tomassi and Kris Walls were in the boat for the Nationals.)

Lightweight eight


Another crew that got the edge due to its results at Stotesbury and Nationals. Placed third at the Garden State event to lead the area. Had the area's best finishes at Stotesbury and the Nationals, though it didn't make the finals. Ocean City won the Atlantic County race and had a better finish in the City Championships.

Matt Dragotto, Brian Dragotto, Mike Bova, Marc Nanfara, Connor Wilsbach, Kyle Wilsbach, Alex Bates, Kenny Roller, coxswain Steven Damiano

Varsity four

Mainland Regional

Won at the Garden State and Atlantic County events. The only area boys varsity four crew to make the Stotesbury semifinals, and the only area crew to make the repechage at Nationals.

Hunter Devine, Ryan D'Agostino, Erik Fournier, Nick Price, coxswain Andrew Park

Boys lightweight four

Egg Harbor Township

Won at Atlantic County races after getting second at Garden State regatta and fourth at City Championships.

Justin Chong, Reynaldo Valenzuela, Andy Montesinos, Eric Warrell, coxswain Matt Erlandson (Danny Warrell was in the boat for the Garden State Championships.)

Junior eight

St. Augustine Prep

The only area boys boat to win a championship at Nationals. The crew also won the Garden State and Atlantic County races, while getting third at theCity Championships and third at the Stotesbury Cup.

Matt Mohnack, John Livingstone, Ryan Gerace, Dan Stinson, Zach LaBarth, Brian Tindall, Bill Mayer, James Boney, coxswain Bill Reeves

Freshman eight

Holy Spirit

Took first at the Garden State and Atlantic County events, while finishing second at the City Championships. Had the area's best times at Stotesbury and Nationals but failed to make the finals.

Evan Sandt, Pat Shober, Brett Hanson, Jack Marczyk, Matt Herron, Andrew Light, Justin Koch, Dennis Tuohy, coxswain Eric Cwiklinski

Novice eight


Another boat that won at the Garden State and County regattas. Novice categories don't compete at Stotesbury or the Nationals.

Kevin Cortes, Kyle Liemiester, Ian Fay, Ryan Fay, Kevin Struck, Bill Butler, Taras Romanchuck, Brandon Emonods, coxswain Tristen Nester

Varsity double

Egg Harbor Township

Finished sixth in the final at Nationals. Won at the Atlantic County event after third at Garden State regatta.

Julian Colon, Aaron Long

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