This past weekend UConn Men traveled to Worcester, MA on April 30 for the annual New England Rowing Championships (NERCs). The team raced in the Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+, Third Varsity 8+, Novice 8+ and the Novice 4+ category.
The Varsity 8+ started off the day of racing by placing 4th in their heat earning them a spot in the petite finals. Later in the day, the 8+ placed 5th in the final just behind UNH and UMass.
The Novice 8+ also had a strong showing in their heat finishing in 2nd place earning them a spot in the grand finals. In a tough final, the Novice 8+ finished seconds behind Boston College in 5th place.
The Second Varsity 8+ finished 7th in their fast heat with the Third Varsity 8+ coming in 4th in their heat, one place shy of making grand finals. The Novice 4+ finished 3rd in their heat, earning them a place in grand finals where they placed 6th.
The Huskies will be continuing their season with two boats training for the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) National Championships: Varsity 8+ and the Novice 8+. Check back for ACRA lane assignments and the link to be able to livestream the races!