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.