The MIT's men's heavyweight crew concluded its outstanding 2009 season with a strong showing at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England. Competing in the Ladies' Challenge Plate event for eight-man shells, Tech defeated a powerful crew from London's Molesey Boat Club, before falling to eventual champion Brown University in the second round.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT's heavyweight crew continued its best season in decades with a 12th place finish at the EARC Sprints. After many years of finishing 17th or 18th, the Engineers made the leap to the petite final, relegating such crews as Yale and Princeton to the third-level final. MIT's freshman crew continued to race impressively, finishing ninth.
CHICAGO, Ill. - A full day of racing on Chicago's Cal Sag Canal yielded mixed results for MIT's men's heavyweight crew. In their first race - the Cochrane Cup - Tech's varsity boat had one its best races of the year, beating Dartmouth by nine seconds and finishing only 2.8 seconds behind defending national champion and current nationally-ranked No. 1 Wisconsin.