PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – The heavyweight 4+ men of Florida Tech completed a wonderful weekend of racing on Saturday afternoon when the crew achieved victory in the Grand Final at the Dad Weil Regatta to win the Thomas A. Carran Cup for the first time since 2013.

The Panthers were unmatched in three races in two days on the Shuilkil River, including showing the fastest time in Saturday’s semi-final (6: 17.127) to earn a place in the Grand Final.

Florida’s technical technique continued at an impressive pace in the final, when it skipped the track and crossed the last buoy with the fastest weekend time at 6: 12,664, more than three seconds ahead of La Salle, who took second place (6: 16,240) and third place. Oklahoma City (6: 20,380).

VYAZHKI Weight 4+
4 / Arnedas Kelmelis
3 / Justas Kuskevicius
2 / Damantas Morotskaya
Bow / Jackson Moore
navigator / Ben Committee

COACHING ANGLE: “We are very proud of the guys and the crew,” exclaimed the head coach Jim Granger. “It was a difficult weekend with the weather and some logistics, but they were getting better and better every time we left. Through the heat and the semifinals and then the finals. They drove aggressively.

“I take off my hats in front of La Salle and Oklahoma City, they really pushed us hard in the first 750-1000 meters in the final. As soon as we got to the turn, sat down at our base, we were able to get out and win about once. So it was a great day for Florida Tech and for the guys on the team. ”

NEXT: Florida Tech will now target the IRA regatta on June 3-5 in Mercer Lake, New Jersey

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