WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 17, 2019) – The Rollins men's rowing team put a cap on its 2019 home competition season, hosting Embry-Riddle for the TARS Regatta and welcoming top schools for the Spring Break Race.
The Rollins men hosted Embry Riddle on Thursday for a mid-week regatta during both teams spring break. Both the Tars and Eagles had put in extra work and extra meters which was good practice for racing tired.
Rollins was not able to field an eight at this regatta. The fours is where the men have had to focus and are showing decent speed for where they are in the season.
"We are giving the athletes as much race experience as possible," said head coach Shawn Pistor. "I know they are racing tired and this is all part of the training. We need to be our fastest in May."
Just two days later, Rollins took on Wesleyan and the University of Florida at the Spring Break Race. This was the Tars final home regatta before they start traveling around the country the remainder of the season.
The Varsity 4 (McKay, Stolp, Pakuris, Fernandez, Boyd) and Novice 4 (McKay, Fernandez, Timothy Edwards, Cameron Harris, Jake Wheeler) were both able to chalk up a final win at home. This gives them good confidence going into their first regatta on the road against more than 15 schools from around the east coast next Saturday.
"The team knows their competitors this coming weekend will be fast and they will give them the respect everyone deserves on the line," added Pistor.
Rollins will be leaving on Friday, March 22 for the John Hunter Regatta in Gainesville, Georgia to face more than 15 schools from around the east coach.