“It’s game on at this point.” An enthusiastic Colin Farrell, head coach of the men’s lightweight crew program, was optimistic about the coming season after Penn rowing made a statement this morning at its first regatta of the year.
Ideal conditions on the mighty Schuylkill found both the women’s and lightweight men’s 1V (or “A-team”) hulls finishing first at the annual Navy Day Regatta in a field that included Delaware, Temple, Drexel and the Naval Academy.
The women’s team’s fastest eight-sweep (one coxswain and eight rowers, one oar apiece) crossed the finish line in 14:21.77, an impressive time for the lengthy 5000-meter race.
Penn men’s heavyweight and lightweight rowing competed at the IRA National Championship Regatta on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.
Classes may have ended, but some students are facing finals of a very different variety. With the season coming to a close, Penn rowing has been competing in a host of monumentally important events, notching impressive results along the way.
Last one, fast one.
In their final cup race of the year, Penn heavyweight rowing is headed to Ithaca to take on Ancient Eight rivals Cornell and Dartmouth.
Let’s take a second. Or three.
This past weekend, all three Penn rowing teams finished in second place.
A four-year rower in the Varsity 8, a two-time CRCA National Scholar Athlete, a two-time first-team CRCA All-Region and a Rhodes Scholar all sit in the same boat.
Penn women's rowing tested its limits this weekend, and they did not come away empty handed.
While in action at the Clemson Invitational in South Carolina, the Quakers secured the Class of '89 Plaque for only the third time in program history.
In a sport where times are of the utmost importance, it makes teams easy to rank, and as a result, rankings tend to hold.
For the heavyweights, that characteristic of the sport worked two ways.