3 boats raced this past weekend at the annual Head of the Charles Regatta. The Alumni 8+ who raced Saturday afternoon placed 53rd in their large event. The Collegiate 4+ coxed by Luke McNaboe, rowed by Jack Connolly, Christopher Kilborn, Tyler Sheil, and Jason Bennett also raced Saturday afternoon and finished in the top half of their event earning the team an automatic bid in the Collegiate 4+ event at the 2015 Head of the Charles! And finally, on a blustery, cold morning unlike the weather for Saturday’s racing, the UConn Club 1x rowed by Matthew Kessenich placed 30th out of 44 entries.
With an impressive showing at this prestigious head race the Huskies look to their next race in Saratoga Springs, NY this Saturday where the following boats will be raced:
- Men’s Open 2-
- Men’s Collegiate Lightweight 4+
- Men’s Collegiate 4+
- Men’s Collegiate 8+
- Men’s Collegiate Novice 8+ (2 entries)
- Men’s Collegiate Novice 4+ (2 entries)
The UConn Men will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts this weekend to race at the world’s most prestigious and largest regatta, the Head of the Charles. Rowing amongst people of all experience levels, from high school to olympians, the Huskies will be racing in three events: Men’s Collegiate 4+, Men’s Alumni 8+, and Men’s Club 1x. Come out and support our 3 boats as they race on Saturday and Sunday!
Can’t make it to the races? Watch UConn row online via the Head of the Charles live webcast of the regatta at: http://www.hocr.org/the-regatta/live-webcast/
Race schedule of this weekend:
- Men’s Alumni 8+ – Event 14
Saturday – 12:18pm – Bow Number 29
- Men’s Collegiate 4+ - Event 26
Saturday – 4:00pm – Bow Number 25
- Men’s Club 1x - Event 32a
Sunday – 8:27am – Bow Number 28
The Varsity men earned medals at their second regatta of the fall season! The Huskies started off with racing the Varsity 2- who earned silver beating Yale, Wentworth, Pelham, and Coast Guard. The Varsity 8+ placed 10th in their fast category. The Varsity 4+ earned gold in the 15-boat Collegiate 4+ category. Due to no lightweight 4+ category the Varsity Lightweight 4+ raced in the heavyweight Collegiate 4+ category and placed 11th, beating 4 other heavyweight boats.
The UConn Novice had an impressive first race with one of the 4+ Novice boats winning gold! The other Novice 4+ entry placed 5th beating 4 other boats. The two Novice 8+s rowed a tough race against Ivy League schools and placed 8th and 10th. With a strong start to their rowing career the team is looking forward to their next race at the Head of the Fish in Saratoga Springs, NY to see if they can repeat their impressive showing this past Saturday!
Following 4 weeks of practicing on the water, the UConn Men’s Crew team earned medals at their first race of the season! The Varsity 8+ placed 3rd and the Varsity 4+ bested their competition by over 20 seconds to claim 1st place!! Due to no lightweight category at the race, the Lightweight 4+ rowed a tough race in the Collegiate 4+ category and placed 5th. The UConn Men travel to Shelton, CT next Saturday for the Head of the Housatonic where 2 Novice 8+, 2 Novice 4+, and a Varsity 2- will be raced in addition to the boats that raced today. See all you Husky supporters there!
Visit our stand at UConn’s Involvement Fair Wednesday, September 3rd from 2pm-7pm on Fairfield Way. Look for our blue and white checkered oar!
We will also be hosting an interest meeting this Friday September 5th at 6pm in CUE room 122, which is right next to Laurel Hall, across from the library. Hope to see everyone there!
It was a fantastic showing for the University of Connecticut Men’s Crew team at NERCs. With 3 boats advancing to Grand Finals, the 1V4 got 3rd place and the 2V4 got 4th place. Thanks for everyone coming out to support us, see you for the fall season!
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!!