The Daily Pennsylvanian is a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

The Penn men’s heavyweight rowing and women’s rowing teams were in action this Saturday, putting on impressive performances on the Schuylkill and Cooper Rivers.

The men took home the McCausland Cup at George Washington’s expense after losing the Burk Cup to Northeastern in the morning.

Meanwhile, the women’s team swept both George Washington and St. Joseph’s, capping off an excellent start to the spring season.

In the women’s varsity eight races, the Quakers beat St. Joseph’s by 12 seconds and George Washington by 16 seconds.

Penn again dominated the competition in the second varsity eight race, winning by a 15-second margin and finishing the 2,000 meter race in 6:49.4.

The last two races resulted in two more dominating performances by the Quakers.

The women will be back in action next Saturday, as they host Yale and Columbia in the Connell Cup.

Men’s heavyweight rowing suffered an early three-second loss to Northeastern. That morning, the Huskies would take all three varsity eights as well as the varsity four to win the Burk Cup.

Despite choppy waters and a strong tailwind, Penn would persevere en route to a first-place finish in the McCausland Cup later that day.

Penn enjoyed an 11-second victory in the second race, followed by dominating performances in the varsity eight and the frosh eight with victories of at least 10 seconds in both races.

Men’s heavyweight rowing has a break until April 6, when the team competes in the San Diego Crew Classic.


Penn women’s crew opens spring season against St. Joe’s

Reporter’s notebook: Knowing Penn rowing

For Penn women’s rowing, talent is hard to keep

Comments powered by Disqus

Please note All comments are eligible for publication in The Daily Pennsylvanian.