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Ever Green Boat Club shines at the 49th annual Head of the Charles
Alumnae 8

  • Nine entries: two each in the Men's and Women's Alumni 8+ events, one in the Men's Senior Master 4+, two in the Women's Directors' Challenge 4x, and two in the Men's Senior Veteran 1x; 
  • Three medals: Women's Alumni 8+ (4th place), Women's 4x (1st and 3rd places); 
  • Seven decades: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, and '10s; 
  • Broad participation: more than 60 alumni competed for Ever Green and other programs.
Directors' Challenge Women's Quads : 1st and 3rd of 29
Women's 4x - B
Women's 4x - A
1st and 3rd in the DCW4x! Our "Daughters of Dartmouth" lineup of Judy Geer ‘75 (bow), Carlie Geer ‘80, Trina Olin Santry ‘80, and Emily Dreissigacker ‘11 won the event. Congrats to them! In 3rd with more medals (and the fastest raw time, first boat across the finish line) was the "Glory to Dartmouth" crew of Hayley Daniell ‘12 (bow), Sarah Rutter ‘13, Cath Jarrett Kemp ‘02, and Jamie Chapman ‘12. Special thanks to the Craftsbury folks for their support and equipment!

Alumnae Eight "A" and "B" Boats: 4th and 20th of 36
Alumnae 8 - A
Spanning 5 decades at Dartmouth (‘78 to ‘13), the Ever Green women turned out in force for the big boats on the Charles river. Our defending medalists passed Yale (again!) within one mile to avenge last year’s collisions and cranked hard to a 4th place finish, securing medals for the second year in a row. They also became cover-girls for the Boston Globe sports section with a huge front-page picture

Our new second entry, at average age 37 the oldest crew in the event, finished 20th (handily beating their starting position, 25th) and had the joy of passing multiple crews in the process. Well rowed, Women of Dartmouth. Special thanks to the current Dartmouth coaches and crews for supporting us and generously sharing equipment!

"A" Boat: C -- Alex Stein ‘06 / S — Sarah Rutter ‘13 / 7 — Kelli Hvorecny ‘07 / 6 — Cath Jarrett Kemp ‘02 / 5 — Ali Tercek ‘11 / 4 — Laura Gardner ‘10 / 3 — Molly Fales ‘08 / 2 — Kate Davison ‘07 / 1 — Sarah Cohan ‘12

"B" Boat: C — Ashley Nowygrod ‘03 / S — Elizabeth Salesky ‘12 / 7 — Nancy Faigen ‘78 / 6 — Holly Henson ‘82 / 5 — Susan MacLennan ‘90 / 4 — Ally Armstrong ‘13 / 3 — Anna Sjogren ‘06 / 2 — Sharon Dauson ‘09 / 1 — Christy Goodale ‘92

Men's Senior Veteran Single: 17th (Michael Welch '58) and 30th (Bruce Baggaley '63) of 42
Bruce Baggaley
Bruce Baggaley: I entered the Charles through the lottery, as there are so many guys who want to race their singles that only a fraction can be accommodated in any one year. And although I had raced it many times before, I was assigned bow number 42, next to last and in front of Larry Klekatzky, who has won more world championship and Olympic medals than any other US rower... [Read more]

Alumni Eight "Heavyweight" Boat: 15th of 42
Alumni 8 - Hwy
Bow 17 in the Mens Alumni Eight featured oarsmen from ‘12s through ‘89s, with a last-minute substitution due to an injury. We took off on a strong start at 34, settled to 32-33, and started moving on Cornell. Between Weeks and Anderson we were racing four abreast, having passed Cornell and a Northeastern boat, and being slowly overtaken by Hobart with an Olympian stroking. For the remainder of the race we faced a brutal back and forth battle of puddles, wakes, and steering, including going through Eliot with three boats across and no crashes, a testament to Greg Rolfes '09our coxswain. Dave Dragseth '93 moved it up to 36 in a great final sprint after clashing oars with Cornell and passing them for a second time, draining the tanks to the finish line. Due to our intimidating Ever Green Original spirit, we picked up a second on adjusted time and finished in 15th place, half a second ahead of the second Ever Green entry.

C — Greg Rolfes ‘09 / S — Dave Dragseth ‘93 / 7 — Quinn Harper ‘13 / 6 — Matt Gallira ‘12 / 5 — Hunter Dray '13 / 4 — Dan Perkins ‘97 / 3 — Brian Palm ‘94 / 2 — Syd Williams ‘89 / 1 — Marc Monplaisir ‘89

Alumni Eight "Lightweight" Boat: 16th of 42
Men's Alumni 8 - lwt

[Watch the lightweights race!] More than 30 years of Dartmouth lightweight rowing history were represented by Bow #20, from Christopher Cross ‘84 to Brian Frake ‘13. This was the second year EGBC featured a lightweight alum boat and we had 3 out of 8 guys coming back from last year. We rowed a clean race, with a strong start at a 32-33 and a settle to 30-31. Set was rock solid the whole way and we agreed later that it was tough to tell this crew had never rowed together. From the beginning we could see bows 21 and 22 getting smaller in the distance and we knew we wouldn’t have to contend with being overtaken. Yale (Blue Cheese) kept open water in front of us, but the gap narrowed over the course. Cox Todd Griset ‘99 navigated the turns masterfully. Shortly before the 2-mile mark we took a 20 to stay on it and powered through the spot where old guys often sag. The starboards cranked through Eliot and we brought it home with a sprint 50 to close out a solid performance, and kept up the EGBC tradition of neck-and-neck finishes between the 2 men’s boats.
C — Todd Griset ‘99 / S — Austin Whitman ‘99 / 7 — Brian Frake ‘13 / 6 — Josh Patch ‘10 / 5 — Nick Dawe ‘10 / 4 — Chris Woll ‘94 / 3 — Morgan Soutter ‘97 / 2 — Christopher Cross ‘84 / 1 — Baxter Wasson ‘98

Men's Senior Master 4+: 10th of 40
Men's Sr Master 4+
It was a bit of a scramble to assemble a men's four averaging 50+ years after getting the entry off the wait list three weeks ago, but the crew rowed well from our first strokes on Friday. Starting with bow #36, we set a strong pace at 30-31 and started moving on the field ahead of us. We passed our first crew just after the BU bridge, caught a 2nd on the powerhouse stretch and cut inside a 3rd under the Weeks bridge. Cox Kristy Abo kicked the rate up to 32 and we caught our fourth crew after the Elliot St. bridge. We pushed to 33 then 34 in the last 1/2 mile to finish the race aggressively and place 10th out of 40. This will give us a guaranteed entry next year and more than 3 weeks to prepare. It was a solid race from this crew - a mix of erg power and skilled technicians - and very fun for all involved.

C - Kristy Abo '12 / S — Scott Armstrong (Brown '86) "'05"/ 3 — Art Post '74 / 2 — Jim Crawford '75 / 1 — Peter Bogin '81