Florida Tech Panthers Men’s Rowing Team Cruise Past Embry Riddle in Season Opener

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panthers to host Jacksonville and Stetson March 26

Florida Tech opened the spring campaign in impressive fashion on Saturday morning, as the Panthers cruised to wins in both the Varsity 8+ and 4+ races over Embry-Riddle at Canal-54. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech opened the spring campaign in impressive fashion on Saturday morning, as the Panthers cruised to wins in both the Varsity 8+ and 4+ races over Embry-Riddle at Canal-54.

Tech picked up the victory in the V8+ matchup finishing in 6:11.1, almost 18 seconds ahead of the Eagles (6:29.5).

Panthers crossed the marker first in the V4+ with a time of 6:54.9, nearly 24 seconds before ERAU (7:18.8).

The Eagles got the better of Tech in the pair race and finished first with a time of 7:19.8. The Panthers ended at 7:52.2.

■ Varsity 4+
Coxswain / Justin Woodyard
1 /Gennaro Zappariello
2 / Dimitrios Karademitros
3 / Jaden Krekow
4 / Thomas Francis

■ Varsity 8+
Coxswain / Ben Komita
Stroke / Domantas Marocka
7 / Jackson Moore
6 / Arnedas Kelmelis
5 / Justas Kuskevicius
4 / Luca Janus
3 / Joshua Navarro
2 / Vasileios Baroutas
Bow / Kyle Stewart

■ Varsity 2-
1 / Mason Yaskovic
2 / Zach Judge

COXSWAIN’S CORNER

“Awesome way to start the season,” exclaimed senior coxswain Ben Komita.

“We’ve been working hard this semester and it’s really fun to get a taste of real racing again. There’s been some frustration with the boat but it’s great to have good results and a strong platform to build from. Hopefully, today is the first win of many for the season and I can’t wait to get back out there next weekend.”

UP NEXT: Florida Tech is back on the water next Saturday, March 26 hosting Jacksonville and Stetson at Canal-54.

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