MIT Crew Competes at Eastern SprintsWORCESTER, Mass. – MIT’s heavy and lightweight crew teams both had multiple entries at the 2012 Eastern Sprints Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Boding well for the future of both programs, the Engineer freshman teams had the best finishes at the regatta, with the freshman lightweight team taking second in the petite final of its division.
Heavyweight Crew Third In WisconsinBARABOO, Wis. – It was a light weekend of racing for the MIT heavyweight crew team. The squad fielded just a freshman eight boat against crews from Dartmouth College and host University of Wisconsin in a race that was moved to Devils Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin due to weather.
Heavyweight Crew Downs UMassCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s heavyweight crew team picked up its first head-to-head win of the season this morning as the Engineers rowed past a crew from UMass.
MIT Heavyweight Crew Falls To Harvard, PrincetonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s heavyweight crew team took on a pair of nationally ranked teams on the Charles River on Saturday, rowing against second-ranked Harvard University and fourth-ranked Princeton University in a battle for the Compton Cup. The Harvard crew came out on top in the Varsity 8 race, with Princeton second and MIT third.
Heavyweight Crew Takes On BC, Bates and TrinityCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT returned to its home venue of the Charles River for the first time during the spring racing season. Taking on Boston College, Bates College and Trinity College, the Engineers fielded crews in the varsity 8, freshman 8 and freshman 4 races this morning.
Columbia Rows Past MIT to Take Alumni CupBRONX, N.Y. – MIT and No. 13 Columbia squared off with their heavyweight rowing teams for the rights to the Alumni Cup in the first outing of the spring for the Engineers. On a cold and blustery day it was Columbia that came out on top to win the cup in a race that also had crews from No. 17 Dartmouth and Holy Cross on the 2,000-meter course.
MIT Crew Completes Florida Training TripCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Wednesday, January 11, MIT Crew departed Cocoa Beach, Fla. after an intensive, ten-day training trip. All four MIT Crew squads: open and lightweight women and heavyweight and lightweight men, met in Florida just after the New Year to row on the Banana River and Sykes Creek, gaining considerable improvements in technique and fitness. Practicing twice daily on the water, all four MIT Crew squads logged valuable miles with an eye on successful spring racing.
Men’s Crew Closes Fall Season at Foot of the CharlesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s crew program closed out the fall portion of its seasons today with the Engineers having a number of crews entered in the Foot of the Charles competition. MIT had four entries in the Varsity 4+ field while also fielding four crews in the Freshman of 8+ competition.
MIT Crew Competes at DartmouthHANOVER, N.H. – It was back on the road for the MIT crew teams this weekend as both the lightweight and heavyweight squads entered novice crews at the Dartmouth Green Monster on the Connecticut River in Hanover.
Heavyweight Crew Has Solid Outing at Princeton ChasePRINCETON, N.J. – MIT’s heavyweight crew team made its second outing of the season at the Princeton Chase. The Engineers fielded a pair of eight crews at the event and came away with solid results while picking up some valuable experience for the coming season.
Men’s Crew Opens Season at Head of the CharlesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was the official start of the crew season for MIT’s heavyweight and lightweight crew teams this weekend as both had entries in the prestigious Head of the Charles competition held on the Charles River. A pair of eights from each team plied the waters of the Charles in the world-famous event.
Tech Crews Prep for Head of the Charles RegattaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This coming weekend the MIT varsity crews will kick off the fall portion of their season with one of the biggest competitions of the year, the historic Head of the Charles regatta. With more than 8,000 athletes from around the world competing in 55 different events, the Head of the Charles is the world’s largest, two-day rowing event. It attracts up to 300,000 spectators to Boston and Cambridge.
MIT Crew Dedicates New Racing Shell to Director of Athletics, SorieroCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a spirited, early morning alumni race, coaches, alumni and friends of MIT crew gathered at the Pierce Boathouse to dedicate the newest racing shell in the Tech fleet in honor of Director of Athletics and DAPER Department Head, Julie Soriero, on Saturday morning.
MIT Crew Summer Rowing RecapCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Over the summer current rowers and alumnae of MIT Crew represented various rowing clubs in club racing both nationally and internationally.