Vikings sending V8+ to San Diego Crew Classic, Novice to Daffodil Regatta

For the first time in several years, the Viking men’s Varsity 8+ will compete on March 27th and 28th at the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay. After rigorous training through the winter, head coach Josh Griese felt the team was capable of sending an eight to one of the most well known regattas in the country.

More information about the regatta including merchandise and scheduling can be found at

Seated in the V8+ are:

Coxswain: Maggie Swidler
Stroke: Jason Syms
No. 7: Matt Reider
No. 6: Jeff Nesbitt
No. 5: Andrew Lapidus
No. 4: Andrew McNabb
No. 3: Brandon Heller
No. 2: Myles Knutson
Bow: Ryan Bainbridge

The viking novice rowers will head to American Lake in Tacoma, WA to race in the Daffodil regatta against several northwest rivals including UPS, Lewis and Clark, Willamette, and other members of the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference.

The rowers, coxes and coaches are all excited to spend their spring breaks rowing on beautiful Lake Whatcom, preparing for an exciting and promising spring season!