To the unknowing passersby, the wet heat and high pitched buzzing emanating from the stairwell was indicative of a boiler room on overdrive.
Less than a month after the end of Penn's spring season, Penn Athletics has announced that women's rowing coach Mike Lane and men's heavyweight rowing coach Greg Myhr will not return in 2015-16.
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.
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.
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.
It’s all hands on deck for Penn rowing this weekend.