Despite not being on the water until April, the 1V4 showed that more work on the ergs while the lake is frozen can help you in the long run. With an impressive 2nd place at Knecht Cup, the four and all UCONN boats are gearing up for NERCs in early May. Come out and support UCONN Men’s Crew May 3th in Worcester, MA!!

Spring Schedule

SPRING 2014                                                                                

Race UMass Lowell, Lasell, Massachusetts Maritime Academy: April 5th
Pawtucket Boulevard, Route 113 Lowell, Massachusetts

Knecht Cup: April 12th-13th
Cooper River in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Greater Boston Invitational: April 19th
Pawtucket Boulevard, Route 113 Lowell, Massachusetts

New England Rowing Championships: May 3rd
Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, MA


“The athlete’s anerobic threshold, the point at which the body’s muscles have exhausted their oxygen store and start burning other fuel. For regular folks, reaching that threshold is quitting time; anaerobic work is 19 times harder than aerobic work. But rowing is all about harder. Elite rowers fire off the start at sprint speed — 53 strokes per minute. With 95 pounds of force on the blade end, each stroke is a weightlifter’s power clean. Rowers cross their anaerobic threshold with that first stroke. Then there are 225 more to the finish line.” — ESPN Magazine, May 2000



           The Light Weights ended their season strong with bronze medals. Fighting through the cold, Saratoga winds the men were able beat UMass by 1:13 seconds at The Head of The Fish. The boat has been working hard together since the beginning of the season and was ecstatic to see their efforts pay off. The first medal the University of Connecticut has earned in the Men’s Collegiate Light 4+ category; they now join the rest of the varsity team who have all earned medals this Fall season!


“It’s a great art, is rowing. It’s the finest art there is. It’s a symphony of motion and when you’re rowing well, why it’s nearing perfection. You’re touching the divine. It touches the you of you’s, which is your soul.” -George Pocock

About UConn Crew

  The University of Connecticut Men’s Club Crew was first established in 1984.  Even as a club sport, we compete at the varsity level against prominent crews across the east coast.  We received our first national ranking in May of 2004. We launch our racing shells from Patriot’s Park at Coventry Lake, located just ten minutes from campus.  With water practices focusing primarily on technique, we gain our physical edge from cross-training, weight circuits and ergometer training in the gym.  We are relieved at the end of winter training by a spring trip to places like Georgia, South Carolina or San Diego, California. Our team has seen exceptional growth in the past few years, with our Varsity Crew approaching nearly thirty rowers.  Novice rowers and coxswains are pivotal to the future success and growth of our crew.  This is also a perfect opportunity for you to enter into a network of great friends, students and future professionals.