Head Coach - Dave Kucik, 15th year
- Varsity 8: 2nd at Dad Vail
- 2nd Varsity 8: 6th at Dad Vail
Returning Varsity 8+ Athletes -
2010 Seniors -
2010 Outlook - "The Varsity Men’s squad is developing quite nicely. Leadership is emerging as the daily work ethic defines
the basis for selection the Varsity 8, the Varsity Lightweight 8, the Junior Varsity and a Varsity 4. The squad is still 38 strong including 3 coxswains. Like the coxswain’s group, all
sophomores, many younger rowers are inserting themselves into the top of the squad. The young are eager and excited to give their energy to the Varsity 8 and Varsity Lightweight 8
crews and love to be stirring the soup. The young learn quickly from the senior and juniors.
"The heavyweight seniors, Pat Schultheiss, Pete Fovargue &
Dan German, who have experienced wins at the Vails in the Varsity 8 are nurturing the sophomores and juniors. Workout attendance during the off the water training is an indicator of
the commitment of the crew. Outside the 'walking wounded' group, about 4-6 depending on the day, attendance has been very good. Junior Mike Gregg and Senior Dan German are both dealing with significant injuries. Dan’s perplexing injury has him as still questionable by Spring Break. Mike’s recovery is going well and he should be ready by Spring Break. Combine the attendance
with the strong work ethic means the fight for a seat is “on” for the top 8s. Club President, Adi Merchant
and juniors Brendan Mueller, Scott Harman , and Eric Nielson are certainly stepping up their game
for the Varsity 8. The sophomores are lead by the crew’s top “erg-man” Jon Solan. Along with Jon, Jason Kovanda, Shane Branscum, Seth Binder, Kyle Fithian, Andrei Dubitsky and Spencer Deig are all knocking on the door.
"The lightweight squad group is also sophomore ladened. Will Zander, Nathan Class, Ted Grewe, Joe
Katz join seniors Brandon Reese, Robert Malarky, Luke Keiser and junior Ben Hall to be the core of the
"The spring racing season is very near even though there is another 6 weeks of off the water training
most likely. By Spring Break, March 12, the squad should have sorted itself pretty well. Spring Break
will be the final selection and confirmation of the two top 8s. Spring Break will also be the very quick
preparation for the annual duel race with Marietta College. In fact, Purdue’s return trip from Clemson
will be through Marietta for this competition.
"Sustaining high work ethic, attendance and the drive to meld into one is critical to this team’s success.
The varsity is well on the road to achieving those goals. This season has all the prospects of some very
good racing and some really great performances."
-Head Coach Dave Kucik