Three Gloucester High School rowing teams took part over the weekend in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, billed as the oldest and largest scholastic regatta in the world. The GHS state champion men’s junior quad ended in fourth place, just out of the medals, but ahead of 20 other boats from across the nation.
The regatta is typically held on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, but poor weather conditions this year forced the regatta to be moved to the Cooper River in nearby Camden, New Jersey.
Junior quad rowers Titus Fox, Jeb Hutson, Zane Musick-Williams and Mitchell Moore had to finish in the top six of the time trial in order to advance directly to the finals; semifinals were eliminated due to poor racing conditions.
The Dukes came in fifth place on Friday, advancing to Saturday’s finals where they finished fourth.
Gloucester coach Joey Moore said, “Considering we had the worst spring practice conditions that I have ever seen, I really feel that we overachieved th...
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