Michigan Men's Rowing Welcomes Class of 2019

September 26, 2015

ANN ARBOR, MI  – With the two - part selection process completed, the University of Michigan Men's Rowing Team has officially announced the current freshman class. 38 oarsmen and five coxswains were selected, the vast majority having never rowed before coming to UM.

Members of the Class of 2019 hail from 12 different states across the country, including California, New York, Illinois, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Iowa, New Jersey, and Michigan. The class also has an international presence, with oarsmen coming from as far as India and France.

The group also adds some height to the team, with 17 oarsmen standing 6'2 or taller. A sizeable portion of the class rowed in high school, with athletes coming from programs like Saint John's Jesuit (OH) and New Trier (IL), as well as local programs like Forest Hills Northern and Skyline.

Regarding the squad, Freshman Coach Russell Giacobbe said: "We are very excited about this new group. Our on - campus recruiting efforts netted us some talented walk - ons, who will be joined by a large group of high school rowers. We look forward to further developing the group over the next few months as we push toward our goal of winning the ACRA National Championship in late May."

The freshman will continue training in Ann Arbor before their inaugural competition next month.





    Name    Position    Height    Weight   Elig    Hometown    High School
    Darran Abkenar       5-10    180   FR    Northville, MI    Shanghai American School
    Benji Bear       6-0    170   FR    Rockford, IL    Auburn High School
    Andrew Braun       6-3    175   FR    Troy, MI    Troy High School
    Caleb Brown       6-4    180   FR    Lakeside, MI    New Buffalo High School
    Zachary Burns       5-10    155   FR    Ann Arbor, MI    Skyline High School
    David Chang       5-10    155   FR    Mount Olive, NJ    Mount Olive High School
    Mitch Cin       5-10    175   FR    Birmingam, MI    Seaholm High School
    Joey Denton       6-3    185   FR    Farmington Hills, MI    Brother Rice High School
    Abbey Edwards    Coxswain    5-3    125   FR    Owosso, MI    Owosso High School
    Joseph Files       6-6    250   FR    Lake Orion, MI    Cranbrook Kingswood
    Peter Fox       6-0    190   FR    Carlisle, MA    Concord - Carlisle High School
    Diego Garcia       5-10    140   FR    Grand Rapids, MI    Acad. Health Sciences & Tech
    Josh Greenberg       6-2    195   FR    Upper Saddle River, NJ    Norther Highlands Regional
    Kevin Hinkle       6-8    170   FR    Ada, MI    Forest Hills Northern
    Daniel Jenkins       6-4    195   FR    Katonah, NY    John Jay High School
    Matthew Kenney       6-2    170   FR    Princeton Junction, NJ    Hun School of Princeton
    Arjun Kishore       6-2    260   FR    Gurgaon, India    Intl. School of Helsinki
    Ryan Krueger       6-3    185   FR    Wellesley, MA    Wellesley High School
    Matthew Laird       6-8    200   FR    Phoenix, MD    Dulaney High School
    Rose Lewis    Coxswain    5-2    110   FR    Ann Arbor, MI    Community High School
    Greg Miller       6-4    200   FR    Lambertville, MI    Saint John's Jesuit
    Nate Miller       6-1    180   FR    Pacifica, CA   
    James Mohan    Coxswain    5-4    100   FR      
    Ronald Mordkovich       5-9    150   FR    Fair Lawn, NJ    Fair Lawn High School
    Shaw Newman    Coxswain    5-6    135   FR    Northport, NY    Northport High School
    Forrest Oh       5-11    185   FR    Ames, IA    Ames High School
    Aaron Parsons       6-1    200   FR    Toledo, OH    Saint John's Jesuit
    Rohin Patel       5-11    165   FR    Bloomfield Hills, MI    Cranbrook Kingswood
    Noah Paylawk       6-0    175   FR    Munger, MI    Bay City Central High School
    Nick Poet       6-3    195   FR    Plymouth, MI    Detroit Catholic Central
    Anthony Polce       6-0    155   FR    Canton, MI    Salem High School
    Matthew Proegler       6-1    155   FR    Chelsea, MI    Chelsea High School
    Merik Slingerland       6-0    150   FR    Le Rouret, France    Centre International de Valbonne
    Gage Smith       6-0    180   FR    Manchester, MI    Manchester High School
    Brad Tongco       5-10    140   FR    Johnson City, TN    Science Hill High School
    Maximilian Topel       6-0    145   FR    Chicago, IL    Intl. School of Geneva
    Nate Vollbrecht       5-11    150   FR    Vienna, VA    Thomas Jefferson
    John Wacnik       6-1    185   FR    Libertyville, IL    Libertyville High School
    John Wiegand       6-2    175   FR    Chicago, IL    New Trier High School
    Corinne Wong    Coxswain    5-3    115   FR    San Diego, CA    La Jolla Country Day School
    Anton Yang       5-10    150   FR    Ann Arbor, MI    Pioneer High School
    James Zheng       6-4    220   FR    Madison, WI    Saint Andrew's Episcopal