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Hobart V8 named Liberty League Boat of the Week
For the second time in three weeks, the Hobart College rowing team's varsity eight has been named the Liberty League Boat of the Week by the conference.
The V8 crew includes Sam Zuckerman of Bainbridge Island.
The Hobart Statesmen won their ninth consecutive conference championship on the strength of a dominating performance by the varsity eight in the Liberty League Championship in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. last weekend.
Hobart, which has never lost a Liberty League men's rowing championship since the championships were inaugurated in 2004, earned a 16-second victory over RIT in the varsity eight.
The varsity eight powered down the 2,000-meter course in near perfect conditions and crossed the finish line in 5:53.02.
RIT was second in 6:09.73, and the Statesmen also had the third-place boat in the varsity eight, with a finish of 6:18.27.
The Hobart V8 team returns to action on May 3-4 when it competes in the New York State Championships in Whitney Point.
The team — which is ranked 19th in the nation in the latest USRowing coaches poll — is made up of Zuckerman, a sophomore, and junior Joe Biesemeyer, junior Robert McNamara, sophomore August Wherry, sophomore Brett Lawhon, sophomore Davis Muller, sophomore Patrick Ware, sophomore Milos Milosavljevic and junior W. Hunter Holtz.
Last season, the Statesmen won gold medals in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and third varsity eight and the novice four earned a bronze medal.