1973 NSW AAGPS Head of the River
Eights double to Joey’s (Phillip Christensen, Sydney Morning Herald, 08 Apr 1973)
St. Joseph’s College made GPS history when they swept to two great victories in the first and second eights in the Head of the River regatta on the Nepean yesterday.
The St. Joseph’s first crew rowed an excellent tactical race to take the Major Rennie trophy from Grammar and the defenders, The King’s, by a quarter-length and quarter-length in 8m 9.3s.
It was the first time since the inception of the second eights event six years ago that a school has taken the double. St. Joseph’s were favourites for the premier race due to their excellent performances in lead-up regattas, and the executed their stroking in perfect accord with plans mapped for them by coaches Doug Bowden and Brother James.
They took to the water with alternative tactics of attempting to lead all the way or, if challenged early, to drop behind a canvas from the leading crew.
Senior 1st Eight
Major Rennie Trophy
1st St. Joseph’s College – Bow: M. Johnston, 2: G. Hilliard, 3: B. Hannaford, 4: M. Clough, 5: F. Carbone, 6: W. Rankin, 7: J. Lorincz, Str: S. McCutcheon, Cox: A. Kiely
3rd The King’s School
Senior 2nd Eight
1st St. Joseph’s College – Bow: M. Levy, 2: T. Quigley, 3: P. O’Connell, 4: D. Doyle, 5: M. Gallaher, 6: K. Woods, 7: M. Halter, Str: R. Wisemantel, Cox: A. Sarks
5th The King’s School
Senior 1st Four
1st The King’s School – Bow: R. Baker, 2: Abram, 3: I. Paver, Str: R. Martin, Cox: S. Donnelly
6th St. Joseph’s
Senior 2nd Four
1st The King’s School – Bow: R. Mitchell, 2: D. Scott, 3: P. Hughes, Str: P. Symons, Cox: A. Maddrell
3rd St. Joseph’s
Senior 3rd Four
2 ½ lengths
1st The King’s School – Bow: K. Musgrove, 2: M. McAlister, 3: K. Rikard-Bell, Str: R. Gault, Cox: A. Denison
2nd St. Joseph’s
Senior 4th Four
1 ¼ lengths
1st Riverview – Bow: C. Roarty, 2: M. Chapman, 3: J. Magee, Str: A. Curtin, Cox: P. Sullican
2nd The King’s School
3rd St. Joseph’s College