BC Crew Christens New Boats

On Saturday, April 15th, the Bergen Catholic Crew Team held a naming ceremony for the four new boats they were able to purchase  through their fundraising efforts.  Coach Connor Labozzetta introduced two new single boats, “Deus Vult” and “Crusader”. 

Bergen Catholic tradition is to name new double boats after school presidents so the “Dr. Brian Mahoney” was unveiled. Our new Quad boat was christened the “Richard P. Saunders” after Assistant Coach Saunders who was credited with keeping the program afloat as it transitioned from Coach Clemens Reinke to Coach Labozzetta. After the christening, Coach Saunders said he was “overwhelmed by such an incredible honor.” 

The ceremony was accompanied by Brother McDonough’s bagpipes, refreshments and the maiden cruises of the four new boats.