Spirit of ’97 Reunion

The Laker Navy hosted the legendary 1997 Men’s Varsity Eight this weekend.  This crew is the only Men’s Varsity Eight to ever medal at the Dad Vail regatta. Every single member was able to return to Allendale to race the current Varsity squad. The Spirit of ’97 is as follows:

Cox – Diana “Waluk” Bushman ’99
S – Ryan Quick P ’97
7 – Dave George S ’97
6 – Ken Moon P ’99
5 – Dana Schmunk S ’98
4 – Jeff Brecheisen S ’99
3 – Matt LeBlanc P ’97
2 – Ben Moon S ’97
B – Chris Czarnecki P ’00

They had a fantastic race down the Grand right in front of the boathouse with friends and family spectating.

Photo Gallery


The Spirit of ’97, pictured left, racing against the current Varsity Men’s team.










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