Rookie Sailors Impressive at Nickerson Trophy

Coach Pizzo's Report - November 3

Bowdoin’s first years put up an impressive performance at the Nickerson Trophy, NEISA’s annual freshman championship, last weekend at Boston University. The team finished 10th of 17, beating three nationally ranked programs in the process. Alex Sutula (Cambridge, MA) was on the tiller with Mae Speight (Bar Harbor, ME) up front in A Division while skippers Katie Doble (Hingham, MA) and Jimmy Rohman (Larchmont, NY) and crews Isabel Low (Weston, CT) and Zac Fox (Boise, ID) split B division. The team came within three places of an automatic berth in the Freshman Intersectional, which BU will also host this weekend. The team is optimistic about their chances of getting a bid as an alternate. The weekend saw heavy breeze on the Charles with many wipeouts.

The Polar Bears had trouble replicating their rookies’ success at the other two fall championships, faltering at both the co-ed Schell Trophy at MIT and womens’ Victorian Coffee Urn at Harvard and not receiving postseason bids.

The final weekend sees the team at the Rhode Island State Championship at Salve Regina in Newport, the Horn Trophy team race at Harvard, and the No-Ringer and Crews Regattas at MIT.