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The Aggies come back from an eventful weekend with a lot of good racing experienced heading forward! Saturday marked the 2003 Cup where we faced off against WPI, Wesleyan, Colby, and Hamilton. The Varsity 8+ came in third and the Varsity 2nd 8+ came in a narrow 2nd. The next day, the team headed to Malden, MA to scrimmage against Tufts and Amherst College, beating Amherst College in both boats. The Novice 8+ also put a lot of experience under their belts, racing up against third varsity 8+’s and some of the top novices in the area.
The Aggies are back on the water after a productive winter training camp to Savannah and start of the semester indoors on the erg! Spring break training camp offers the chance to find rhythm and swing as we prepare for our first race of the season with a scrimmage against Marist and Trinity! We are excited to put the speed we worked to acquire over these past few months to the test against some great competition!
The Novice Men raced at the Green Monster Regatta in Dartmouth this past weekend to wrap up what has been a successful fall season for the Aggies. The team is heading indoors, ready to put in the meters over the winter in order to prepare for the Georgia winter break training camp as well as the upcoming spring season.
An exciting weekend of racing here with the Aggies! The Hadley Chase was the team’s first ever home race, right here on the Connecticut. All boats fought hard to defend their house, and the Varsity 8+ finished in a narrow second place finish four seconds behind Tuft’s University over the almost 5000m distance. In the same race, the second Varsity 8+ came in sixth, beating out all other second 8’s in the race. The Varsity 4+ improved leaps and bounds, finishing third overall. With head of the Charles less than a week away, all of the athletes are primed and ready.
The Aggies came out swinging in their first regatta over the season, racing hard over the 4500m distance. Despite it being their first race, oarsmen and coxswains from across the varsity squad were able to put up competitive results, with the first varsity 8+ placing fourth in a narrow .2 second margin from third place and the second varsity 8+ coming right behind them in sixth to place second among all second eights. The varsity 4+ also put up a spectacular showing, starting the race seeded last and finishing 8th out of 15. With less than 2 weeks to go until Head of the Charles, all hands are on deck and the fall racing season is in full swing.
Recruitment is still in full effect even if you missed the informational meeting! Shoot us an email (found under contact us) to any e-board member and we will get back to you with the first practices. We have a lot of great prospects come in and can’t wait to show them the ropes!