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2009 Tied For Dad Vail Regatta Men's Points Trophy

2009 Tied For Dad Vail Regatta Overall Points Trophy

2008 Dad Vail Regatta Men's Points Trophy Winners

May 17th, 2010

Team Banquet 2010 Recap

By Alec Walczak

The men’s crew team celebrated their ’09-’10 season with their annual banquet, including coaches, rowers, and their families in attendance. The afternoon began with lunch, which was proceeded by thanks and awards. President John Pichola began with a speech thanking his parents, the coaches, and his fellow oarsmen for a truly special season. Coaches then came up individually and recognized the accomplishments of their respective squads and crews. Afterwards, the team’s annual awards ceremony took place. The coaches recognized certain rowers for unique accomplishments and contributions towards the team. Gifts to the coaches and Mrs. Pichola were given from the team in appreciation for the hard work and commitment they have given all year. The 2010 banquet commenced with some more words from John, including the introduction of Greg Hartshorne as next year’s team president, and a final thanks to everyone who came to celebrate a remarkable year in Delaware Men’s Crew.

Award Winners:

Nate Clark Award: To the best weight adjusted erg score, lightweights
Colin Ethridge

Frank Scomorucha Award: To the best weight-adjusted erg score, heavyweights
Derek Maier

Novice Solidarity Award: To the most effective novice team builder and leader primarily off-the-water
James Buckmann, Kyle Crespo

Bridge-The-Gap Award: To the communicator who best connects the novice and varsity programs
John Pichola, Greg Hartshorne

Good Humor Award: To the character who provides the most therapeutic digressions of comic relief
Varsity: John Pichola, Andrew Piotti
Novice: Andrew Vicki, Christopher Salpeas

Go-to-Guy Award: To the oarsman with a contagious toughness that inspires boat speed
Varsity: Matt Ward
Novice: Dan Salerno, Kevin McCarthy

Positive Mental Attitude Award: To the optimist who always seems content, but is constantly striving to achieve
Varsity: Bob Bigelow, Kyle Brown
Novice: Alex Napon, Carl Burgazli

Most Improved Varsity Athlete: To the varsity athlete who has refined his stroke the most over one season
Justin Weiner, Owen Coyle

110% Effort Award: To the oarsman with the best attendance, work ethic, and mental drive
Varsity: Colin Ethridge
Novice: Will Purman, Ed Rees

High Impact Award: To the contributor who has made a positive impact on the program (while also needing more attention, primarily from the coaches)
Varsity: Steve Krasucki
Novice: Chris Salpeas, Griffin Becker

Splash Award: To the oarsman who most effectively connects with his handle on the drive, never wanting to finish a stroke.
Varsity: Sean Rader
Novice: Eric Cooper

Sports Medicine Award: To the athlete that continues to train and compete despite medical setbacks.
Varsity: Patrick Kenny
Novice: Dylan Dartnell