Men’s rowing opens fall season at Head of the Hooch
After a long fall training schedule, the JU men’s rowing team will get its first test on the water as the Dolphins compete in the Head of the Hooch Regatta, Saturday on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn.

JU, who did not compete in the First Coast Head Race due to lack of competition, will have eight boats competing as the squad lines up against someone other than themselves for the first time in the fall.

The Men’s Lightweight 4 consisting of coxswain Andrew Soloway, Kevin Friedlander, Evan Schnitker, Parker Lawler and Marvin Leininger will start things off for JU at 10:11 a.m.

The Men’s Freshman 4 with coxswain Ben Hayes, Jared Low, Troy Troupe, Brandon Helling and Sean Carney will compete at 11:40 a.m.

The Men’s Championship 8 “A” with coxswain Tom Richards, Scott Del Vecchio, Kevin Friedlander, Dylan Kosten, Andy Davis, Brad Miller, Parker Lawler, Wayne Reichard and John Gerety and the Men’s Championship 8 “B” consisting of coxswain Dan Moore, Adrian Perez-Siam, Chris Ottie, Bernard Vingilis, Greg VanOekel, Matt Outlaw, Jake Ruffalo, Andy Lippert and Evan Schnitker will go at 12:25 p.m.

The Men’s Freshman 8 “A” with coxswain Jessica Mellinger, Scott Del Vecchio, Matt Outlaw, Brad Miller, Geronimo Fernandez, Marvin Leininger, Shane Kennedy, Andrew Manchester and Jesse Brantman and the Men’s Freshman 8 “B” consisting of coxswain Ben Hayes, Troy Troupe, Jared Low, Brandon Helling, Ricky Banach, Sean Carney, Matt Walker, Jon Haupt and Pat Troupe will go at 2:45 p.m.

The Men’s Championship 4 “A” consisting of coxswain Andrew Soloway, Dylan Kosten, Andy Davis, Chris Ottie and John Gerety and the Men’s Championship 4 “B” with coxswain Jessica Mellinger, Preston Weinard, Andy Lippert, Brian Tye and Jesse Brantman will take to the water at 5 p.m.

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