Banquet 2018 - A Year in Review

The team spent Thursday evening enjoying each other's company at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, Michigan! We were able to reflect on the past year's accomplishments, hear from our seniors, and award our sailors with our annual team awards! We would love to share the highlights with you!


We recognized five of our sailors for their work and development throughout the last year! The following were the awards and their recipients for 2018:

Left to Right: Axel, Anna, Sarah, Mason, Mike

Left to Right: Axel, Anna, Sarah, Mason, Mike

  • Mason Wolters ('18) - Most Valuable Skipper
  • Mike Gapuz ('18) - Most Valuable Crew
  • Axel Steinmetz ('20) - Sportsmanship Award
  • Sarah Youtt ('21) - Most Valuable First-Year Team Member
  • Anna Wisotzkey ('19) - Most Improved


We have six team members who will be graduating at the end of the semester. Their contribution to the team is invaluable, and we want to wish them the best of luck as they move forward in their post-graduate careers. You can read more about each of them here.

  • Charlie Rogers - Computer Science
  • Colton Gerber - Naval Architecture and Engineering
  • Lane Tobin - Industrial & Operations Engineering
  • Mason Wolters - Computer Science
  • Mike Gapuz - Microbiology
  • Sydney Thompson - Economics


Left to Right: Austin, Max, Brian, Amy

Left to Right: Austin, Max, Brian, Amy

We took the opportunity to express our appreciation for our two coaches, Brian and Max. Their dedication to our team this past year has allowed us to develop and train at a higher level. We look forward to continue working with them in the coming year!