Men’s Rowing Opens Spring Slate at Knecht Cup

Men’s Rowing Opens Spring Slate at Knecht Cup

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University's men's rowing program opens its spring slate this weekend at the Knecht Cup in West Windsor Township, N.J. The defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions will take with them four boats.  

"The team's had a few scrimmages so far, so we're really looking forward to attending a major regatta," said Head Coach Marci Robles. "The Knecht Cup provides the opportunity to go up against some very fast crews that we'll see again later this spring.

"Most of the team is doubling up, so we'll have several chances to test and improve our race plan. This weekend will be a great chance to learn what we need to fine tune as we head into preparations for SIRA next week."

The Knecht Cup, a two-day regatta on Mercer Lake, will feature over 70 schools from across the nation. While Jacksonville hasn't officially raced since the Head of the Hooch in November, scrimmages against Duke, Boston College, William & Mary and fellow MAAC foe Stetson have prepped the team for spring action.

The Dolphins welcomed six freshman to the team in the fall, and all will compete this weekend. 

Race Schedule


7:28 a.m. | Varsity Pair
1-2 plus next 2 fastest times to Final

8:31 a.m. | Varsity Four
1 plus next 3 fastest times to Final

11:06 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. | Varsity Eight
1-3 plus next 3 fastest times to Semi-Final


9:32 a.m. | Second Varsity Four

Directions to the Mercer County Park Marina & Boathouse

Varsity 8
Cox – Stephen McDonald; Stroke – Zachary Kelso; 7 – Daniel Gleim; 6 – Nathan Esterline; 5 – Jake Capistran; 4 – Ryan Springer; 3 – Travis Pulliam; 2 – Gregory Diggins; Bow – Chris Nichols

Varsity 4
Cox – Alexander Tate; Stroke – Zachary Kelso; 3 – Gregory Gleim; 2 – Nathan Esterline; Bow – Travis Pulliam

Second Varsity 4
Cox – Giovanni Magro; Stroke – Gregory Diggins; 3 – Jake Capistran; 2 – Ryan Springer; Bow – Chris Nichols

Varsity Pair
Stroke – Thornton Szynkarski; Bow – Cameron Larsson