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Rowing collects medals at Head of the Cuyahoga

Finish second overall in regatta points behind host St. Ignatius

9/19/2022 2:00:00 PM

Canisius High School Rowing is off to a strong start following its first regatta of the fall season as the Crusaders took second overall in the Head of the Cuyahoga in Ohio this weekend.

On a winding 5-kilometer course through downtown Cleveland, Canisius competed against high school and club teams from the Great Lakes region and southern U.S. The Crusaders finished second only to host St. Ignatius of Cleveland, a fellow Jesuit school.

In the Varsity 8+, Canisius earned bronze with a great effort from stroke man Liam FeeneyPeter CrossAdam WittmannIsaiah AljuwaniMark KadievJohn HartJames DodmanEvan Izatt and coxswain Theodore Hibbard. St. Joe’s placed fifth.

In the Varsity 4+ event stroke Liam FeeneyIsaiah AljuwaniJames DodmanPeter Cross and coxswain Phillip Zafuto earned silver; St. Joe’s was fourth.

Canisius won gold in the 2nd Varsity 4+, with a crew consisting of Mark Kadiev (stroke), Meer Renschler-PandeyJohn HartKohler Stewart and coxswain Adamo Shugg. A second Canisius crew placed fourth in the event.

Canisius also won gold in the Varsity Lightweight 4+ with Marshal Adams (stroke), Brendan JohnsonAlexander PusateriThomas Skowron and coxswain Phillip Zafuto.

In the Varsity 2x, two Canisius crews medaled: Adam Wittmann and Evan Izatt earned silver while Marshall Adams and Brendan Johnson took bronze.

In the Varsity 4x, stroke Adam WittmannEvan IzattMarshall Adams and Brendan Johnson won bronze.

Canisius High School Rowing will compete next in a back-to-back race weekend with Head of the Buffalo at Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association on Oct. 15 and the Head of the Niagara at West Side Rowing Club on Oct. 16.