Duxbury Bay Maritime School (DBMS) crew made a great showing at the Massachusetts Public School Rowing Spring Championships last week on the Merrimac River in Lowell. Friends and families cheered on the rowers in some nail biting races that brought DBMS several well-deserved medals. The boys’ No. 1 Varsity-four boat of Davis Muller, Chris Scavongelli, Marshall Lougee, and Kyle Archambault coxed by Cally Hickey, won their first heat and took the silver medal in the finals, timing in at 5.39 minutes in the 2K race. The boys’ No. 2 Varsity-four boat coxed by Sophie Gino and rowed by Peter Casey, Henry Briggs, Steve DuMont and Reilly Keating-Wood came in second, winning a silver medal in their race with a time of 5.54.16.
Both the A and the B varsity girls’ boats came in fourth in their heats. The A boat, coxed by Brook Withington, went on to take first place in the Petite Finals.
DBMS Novice boys entered an eight-man boat and a four-man boat in the competition. The eight boat coxed by Chris Gately and rowed by Michael Mutkoski, Brendan McCarthy, Brendan Curran, Kyle Auer, Danny Hickey, Danny Connor, Drew Sullivan and Sam Bettencourt won their first heat with the second fastest time in their class. In the finals, they shaved 16 seconds off their time and took second place with only two seconds between silver and gold. The four-man B boat coxed by Charlie “Coco” Driscoll and rowed by Matt Lyons, Thomas O’Hare, Eddie Chen and Dmitri Rusniak placed fourth in the semi-finals.
Novice girls entered two eight-woman boats. The A boat coxed by Kat Boyle won the bronze medal in their finals, while the B boat coxed by Anna Juliano took the silver medal.
The Spring Championship is the last race of the season for Duxbury rowers and the final DBMS regatta for seniors Kate Connolly, Davis Muller, Cally Hickey, Marshall Lougee, Hannah Hartford and Chris Scavongelli.