The Christian Brothers Academy crew team returned to the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta this past weekend, and left with their best finish in team history.
In the 55th annual Boston-area regatta, CBA's Varsity 4 boat of Sam Alston '21, Zach Demello '20, Jack Paterno '21, Connor Prior '21 and Joe Biondolillo '21 finished sixth out of a field of 85 boats in the Men's Youth Four division. CBA's sixth place finish bests last year's 14th place finish in that race.
It is the third time in four years that CBA has put a boat in the Youth Four top-10.
In that same division, a second Varsity 4 boat of Adrian Foley '21, Shane Gazdus '22, James Murrer '21, Pat Dickinson '20 and Matt Tarrabochia '20 came in 19th, giving the Colts' two top-20 finishes on the weekend.
In the Youth Coxed Quad division, the CBA boat of Will Jackson '21, Paul Gannon '20, Liam Wickham '20, Scott Welsh '21 and Ryan Maguire '22 finished 26th out of 48 teams.
CBA sent a third boat to compete in the Youth Four Division, consisting of Dylan Wade '21, Brendan McCue '21, Austin Straley '22, Michael Jordan '21 and Grant D'Orsi '21, but they suffered a collision in the race.
The 20 athletes are the most rowers that Christian Brothers has ever sent to the Head of the Charles.
This impressive showing comes a week after CBA took first and second in the Varsity 4 at the Navy Day Regatta in Philadelphia.
The Colts will continue their fall season at the Head of the Schuylkill next weekend back in Philadelphia.