Four former varsity crew teammates returned to Alexandria five decades after they last rowed together for a reunion cruise on the Potomac early in November.
Jeff Morehouse, John Huetter, Sam Sabin and Paul Tanguay, all members of the George Washington High School class of 1961, launched from the Dee Campbell Boathouse on November 5 amid the graduating class’ 50th reunion celebrations. In their youth, the quartet were known as one of the more successful teams on the water, eventually finishing second in the 1961 Rowing National Championship.
Morehouse and Huetter continued rowing in college, at Rutgers University and the University of California, Los Angeles, respectively. The 68-year-old pair still row today, albeit across the country from one another.
T.C. Williams sophomore Spenser Gilliand, the current team’s coxswain, accompanied the former teammates on their Potomac jaunt.