Men's Rowing Adds 11

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—The JU men’s rowing program has announced they have added 11 new members to their team for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

“I am very excited about the group we have coming in this year,” said JU men’s head coach Montia Rice. “Assistant coach Tom Dougherty and I have worked hard to find a group of guys that are not only talented but fit the mold of our program. This particular group will add strength and size to an already strong group of rowers. In addition we have added 3 coxswains that between the three of them have up to 12 years of experience. Needless to say we are excited and can’t wait to get started.”


Name: Victor Gargaun
Height: 6'3
Weight: 185
Hometown: Moldova, Cimislia
Rowing Club/School: Sarasota Scullers
Rowing Accomplishments: 2012 Southeast Regional Championship 2nd Place
Name: Luke Myhree
Height: 6'2
Weight: 205
Hometown: Terra Ceia
School/ Club: Palmetto/ Palmetto
Rowing Accomplishments: Attendended Scholastic Nationals
Name: Frank Maurice
Height: 6'2
Weight: 158
Hometown: Newburgh
Rowing Club/School: NFA Crew Team/OCRA
Rowing Accomplishments: 7+ years rowing, state title 2010
Name: Scott Marx
Height: 6'5
Weight: 195
Hometown: Windermere, FL
Rowing Club: Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS)
Rowing Accomplishments: Gold Medal in the Novice 2K at Southern Erg Sprints
Name: Shane Barnett
Height: 6'3
Weight: 180
Hometown: Miami Beach
Rowing club: Miami Beach Rowing Centre
Rowing Accomplishments: 3rd place at Regionals on the single, 1st place varsity 8 at state champions
Name: Ariel Mandelblum
Height: 5’11
Weight: 176 
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Rowing Club/School: Sarasota Crew
Rowing Accomplishments: 2012 State Champion in the 3rd Varsity 8+, Silver Medalist in the 2nd Varsity 8+ in the Southeast Regional Championships (2012, and 2013)
Name: Travis Vaughn Pulliam
Height: 6'0
Weight: 185
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Rowing Club: South Orlando Rowing Association
Rowing Accomplishments: Men's Varsity Captain and 4 year recipient of Hammer Award
Name: Nicolas Mackay      
Height: 5'8
Weight: 160
Hometown: Dallas, TX   
Rowing Club/School: Jesuit College Prep 
Rowing Accomplishments: Made it to the Grand Final in our Varsity 4 at the Stotesbury Regatta


Name: Stephen McDonald
Height: 5'10
Weight: 123
Hometown: Drexel Hill, PA
Rowing Club/School: Monsignor Bonner High School
Noteworthy Accomplishments: 2012 National Champ (3rd place). 2012 Philadelphia City Champ. (1st place)
Name: Marissa Chodorow
Height: 5’5
Weight 106
Hometown: Melbourne Beach, FL
Rowing Club/School: Melbourne High School
Rowing Accomplishments: 2011 Mens Junior 4 SRAA Grand Finals, 2012 Mens Junior 4 Scholastic State Champions and 2nd overall
Name: Alex Tate
Height: 5'7
Weight: 130
Hometown: Sarasota Florida
Rowing Club/School: Sarasota Crew
Rowing Accomplishments: Won Sates 2 years in a row