Canisius displayed the dominance and depth of its rowing during an eventful weekend for local crews at this weekend's New York State Scholastic Rowing Association championships.
Canisius' eights were a force on Fish Creek as the Crusaders won three gold medals, including its senior eight, second eight and novice eight. The senior eight beat Chaminade of Long Island by nearly a boat-length (2.14 seconds). Its second eight won in 5:05.80, a time which would have been fourth-best in the senior eight final. In Canisius' senior eight were: Mike Hamp, Mark Hirschbeck, A.J. Karas, Reid Yankowski, Peter Mangan, Nick Danyluk, Jack Sardinia, Sam Hausmann and coxswain Nick Breeser.
The senior four was won by West Side Rowing Club, a team consisting of athletes from different schools. The crew of J.P. Scaduto (Kenmore West), Julien Green (Hutch-Tech), Brett Lawhon (Amherst), Dalton Weir (Canisius) and coxswain Emily Brucks (Kenmore West) held off defending champion Saratoga by 0.24 seconds. St. Joe's won the lightweight four in 5:37.28, 0.48 seconds ahead of Manhasset of Long Island. It also won the freshman four.
Timon's newly resurrected program won its first state title as its boys novice four finished in 6:10.30, more than 38 seconds ahead of runner-up Nichols.