Dolphins Find Season-Opening Success at Knecht Cup

Dolphins Find Season-Opening Success at Knecht Cup

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – Jacksonville University's men's rowing program officially opened its spring season Saturday, and was quite successful at the Knecht Cup with two of its three boats advancing to the finals.

Jacksonville's pair finished second in its preliminary heat while its varsity four placed third, and both will continue action Sunday. The Dolphins' varsity eight recorded a time of 6:50.00 in its prelim to narrowly miss the afternoon's semifinals.

Freshmen Thornton Szynkarski and Cameron Larsson make up the Dolphin pair, and the newcomers cemented second place with a time of 8:11.08, nearly eight seconds faster than Drexel's B boat. 

With three heats in the V4 race, the Dolphins finished third (7:21.81) in their event to claim the sixth and final spot in Sunday's finals.

As the only boat to not compete on the day, JU's second varsity four will race Sunday at 9:32 a.m., taking on Bowdoin, Army, NY Maritime, George Mason and Rhode Island.

Varsity Pair
1. Philadelphia (7:56.00)                               
2. Jacksonville (8:11.08)
3. Drexel B (8:19.25)
4. Fordham (8:38.38)
5. NYU (8:46.50)
6. Carnegie Mellon (8:53.79)
7. Villanova (9:03.05)

Stroke – Thornton Szynkarski; Bow – Cameron Larsson 

Varsity Four
1. Delaware B (7:12.58) 
2. George Mason (7:16.37)
3. Jacksonville (7:21.81)
4. Loyola A (7:23.58)
5. Marist B (7:41.04)

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

Varsity Eight
1. St. Joseph's (6:29.08)
2. Army (6:31.67)
3. Boston College (6:34.98)
4. Jacksonville (6:50.00)
5. Lafayette (6:50.67)
6. Loyola (6:56.94)

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