On a beautiful Sunday in Boston, the Brewster Academy crew team competed in the 47th Head of the Charles Regatta. Brewster has been a
mainstay at this competition over the past few years and is considered
to be amongst the elite throughout the region. Second year head coach,
Nick Docter '97, brought the top boat to the competition and was
pleased with their performance. "This is a huge event for us," said
Docter. "The kids look forward to this race all year and it is just so
exciting to be part of an event this big on a national level. Taking
part is not only great for the program but also for Brewster; we are
proud to represent."
Brewster's V1 boat consists of three juniors Luke O'Brien (Chicago), Ryan Cooke (Wolfeboro), and Mitchell Turner (Dharan, Saudi Arabia) who all competed in their first Head of the Charles. Seniors John Steensma (Tuftonboro, New Hampshire) and coxswain, Leah Soboroff (Pacific Palisades, California),
participated in their final HOCR of their prep careers. Overall the
Bobcats finished 45 out of 77 boats in 18:33.73 for
the three-mile race.
"I am so thrilled for these kids and this program,"
said Director of Athletics Matt Lawlor. "The seniors have been through
this before but this was a first for the juniors and it was great to
see the boat come together and perform well. The Brewster Academy
community is proud of these fine student-athletes."
Many Brewster faculty and alums were on hand to cheer on the
Bobcats. Martha Trepanier '83 and Associate Athletic Director Kate
Turner took photos and caught up with former Brewster
rowers. Bob and Maureen Simoneau were present and cheered on all
athletes from the finish line. "We are so fortunate to be able to be a
part of this," Lawlor said. "To have these alums and faculty make the
trip to this race is great; Bobcat Nation is very much alive today!"