UConn takes on the 50th Head of the Charles this weekend!

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

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The UConn Varsity and Novice Men Take Away Medals at the Head of the Housatonic!

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.

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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!

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The Huskies Take Home Medals at their First Race of the Season!

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!10509701_10152682823888614_1584364248877429424_n10480223_10152682391233614_8977618458056818916_n

1V4 TAKES 2ND AT KNECHT CUP!!

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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