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Home is where the wins are.

Penn rowing made waves Saturday and Sunday at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. The two-day event featured races for varieties of boats. The college races took place on Saturday, with Penn crew enjoying success in a multitude of events.

The four-rower events proved to be Penn’s specialty. In both the men’s and women’s races, Penn’s A team took home first place, while the B team took home second. In the women’s race the Penn C team also took home ninth.

The club championship eights brought more success for the Red and Blue. The men’s A and B teams took home first and second again, while the women’s A and B teams took home first and seventh. In the men's championship eights Penn took home second, and in the women’s championship eights Penn took home first and sixth.

The compelling feature of the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta is the variety of events. Besides holding events for college and high school crews, the regatta also hosts alumni races. In the men’s masters eights, a race for 50-59 year olds, the Penn 1980’s alumni A team took home fifth place and the B team took tenth. In the alumni eights for any age race Penn took first and third in the men’s races and first and tenth in the women’s races.

Overall, the Penn crew teams had a great day at the Schuylkill Regatta. Each team achieved victories in many different events. The success of both the men's and women's squads will likely provide momentum as each squad heads into the home stretch of the season.

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