This past May at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America’s National Regatta, Gunston’s Boys Varsity 4+ advanced to the semi-finals for the first time in program history, placing them in the top 12 nationally.
As a result of the boys’ success at Nationals, they were invited to Boston to compete at the Head of the Charles Regatta. The Head of the Charles is the world’s largest two-day regatta (October 22-23) with 11,000 athletes rowing in over 1,900 boats in 61 events. It attracts tens of thousands of spectators during regatta weekend.
Representing Gunston will be Coxswain / Coxswain Captain Lauren Covell (Annapolis, MD), Stroke Ben Jones (Chestertown, MD), 3 Seat Garrett Rudolfs (Centreville, MD), 2 Seat Alex Papadopoulos (Townsend, DE), and Bow / Boy’s Captain Ethan Boone (Centreville, MD).
“Strides like this are made through a collective effort from our entire team,” said Gunston’s Head Coach Nicole Stimpson. “The success of one boat is thanks to countless hours spent on the water and practicing with their counterparts in the JV and Girl’s crews. Having one boat competing at the Charles this year will open the door to future Gunston crews.”