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Harvard, Navy await Penn rowing in Annapolis

As the men’s heavyweight rowing team approaches the end of their season, the Red and Blue will be working to collect a pair of wins this weekend at the Adams Cup in Annapolis, MD. 

Facing off against Harvard and Navy throughout the event, the heavyweights must maintain their dominant form exhibited last weekend in their convincing performance at the Blackwell Cup.


A look at the life of Penn rowing's coxswain

Betraying its graceful appearance, rowing is a sport of force, finesse and teamwork.

In the fastest of boats, the eights, the intricacies of the sport require a ninth man who steers—both literally and psychologically—the vehicle as it cruises forward.


Penn lightweight rowing falls in Wood-Hammond Cup

During Spring Fling weekend, Penn’s lightweights went down.

The Red and Blue’s rowing squad came up short in two separate events on Saturday, finishing second to Princeton in the Wood-Hammond Cup before falling to MIT in another race later in the day.

The Wood-Hammond Cup — held early Saturday morning in ideal rowing weather on the Schuylkill River — pitted the Quakers against Princeton and guest participant Georgetown.

Although Penn did manage to win the event’s first race at fourth varsity, it was its only victory of the day.




Penn women's rowing faces first choppy waters of season

Saturday proved to feature the first choppy waters of the season for Penn women’s rowing.

The annual Connell Cup race saw Penn lose out to Yale and Columbia in the varsity eight race on the Schuylkill on Saturday.

The race, originally scheduled to be held on Columbia’s training grounds in Overpeck Park in New Jersey, had to be moved to the Schuylkill due to excessive ice.


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