Strong Start to the Fall 2016 Season at the Textile River Regatta and Head of the Housatonic

The Huskies traveled to Lowell, MA and Shelton, CT over the past two weeks to compete in the Textile River Regatta and the Head of the Housatonic.  Prior to these regattas, the team had been practicing everyday to increase overall fitness, technical rowing skills, and boat speed.  The results of these training weeks showed that the team is continuing to become more competitive each season as they grow and attract some of the most competitive novice classes in team history.

At the Textile, the Novice 4+ took home bronze medals after taking 3rd place in their category.  The 1V8+ and 2V8+ also showed speed, placing 5th and 8th respectively in the Open 8+ event.  The Varsity Lightweight 4+ rowed a strong race, placing 2nd in their event.

After another week of training, the 1V8+ rowed a much more competitive race, coming within 20 seconds of 1st, and less than 6 seconds of 3rd for a 6th place finish at the Head of the Housatonic.  The 2V8+ also rowed a strong race, placing 11th out of 16 boats.  Over in the 4+ category, the 1V4+ placed 12th against tough competition, and the  Lightweight 2V4+ pushed hard against other competitive open weight crews, placing 3rd out of the B boats in the Collegiate 4+ category.  The Novice 4+ continued to preform well on the water, with another 3rd place finish, while the Novice 8+, consisting of 6 rowers brand new to the sport, showed some strong potential for the remainder of the season.

On October 23, the 1V8+ and 1V4+ will be competing in the Head of the Charles.  The Huskies plan to make their presence known at the prestigious regatta by sending potentially their fastest line ups in team history to compete against some of the most well known teams in the sport of rowing.  Additionally, the team is looking forward to meeting and catching up with many of the alumni and supporters from around the country who will be present at the regatta!

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