CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. – The MIT women’s lightweight crew team sent a pair of boats to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship over the weekend, entering crews in the Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 events. Both crews rowed in opening heats on Friday morning and came back for repechage rounds in the afternoon.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s and women’s lightweight crew teams will take part in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship beginning on Thursday, May 31 through Saturday, June 2 on the Cooper River in Camden County, N.J. The women’s squad will field an eight and a four at the regatta while the men have a four entered.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eleven rowers, five members of the openweight team and six from the lightweight squad, have been named scholar athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for 2012. MIT’s total of six honorees matches Harvard University for the most in the country among lightweight teams while Tech’s 11 overall selections is the fifth-highest mark across all collegiate divisions.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s lightweight women’s crew squad traveled south to compete in a pair of prestigious regattas over the weekend, racing at the Dad Vail Regatta on Saturday and the Women’s Eastern Sprints on Sunday. At the Dad Vail, the Varsity 8 boat finished on the medal stand, earning bronze with its third-place showing.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six of the top 10 nationally ranked women’s lightweight crews were on the Charles River on Saturday in a regatta co-hosted by No. 8 MIT and Harvard-Radcliffe. Tech also took competed against Harvard-Radcliffe on Sunday in the annual Muri Cup competition between the two squads. In the Varsity 8 on Saturday, MIT beat UMass in the Petite Final while the University of Wisconsin upset No. 1 ranked Stanford University in the Grand Final.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. – The MIT women’s lightweight Varsity 4 “A” boat earned a bronze medal in its event in the grand final of the Knecht Cup on Sunday morning in Cherry Hill, N.J. The Varsity 4 earned a spot in the grand final during Saturday’s qualifying heats and took advantage, finishing with a time of 7:53.02, good for third place.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women's lightweight crew team traveled to California over spring break to compete in its first regatta of the spring season. The Cardinal and Gray took on a number of quality crews in the San Diego Crew Classic on Sunday, April 1.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT lightweight women’s crew squad is in Southern California this week, preparing for Sunday’s San Diego Classic, which marks the beginning of the spring portion of the schedule for the Cardinal and Gray. The Engineers will row in seven events this spring, including a pair on their home course at the Charles River, and culminating with the Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) Sprints and Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championship.
CAMBRIDGE, 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.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s women’s crew teams wrapped up their fall schedules over the weekend, as both the lightweight and openweight squads competed in the Foot of the Charles regatta on Saturday. The event, which emphasizes novice eight and varsity four crews, was held on a course similar to last month’s Head of the Charles, beginning at the Riverside Boathouse and ending 2.3 miles upstream at the same finish line as the head races.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This weekend both the MIT lightweight and openweight women’s crew teams will take part in the Foot of the Charles Regatta, the final event on Tech’s fall schedule. The feature event of the regatta is the Varsity Four race, a departure from most racing where the eight is the priority boat. The race-course begins at the Riverside Boathouse and ends at the same finish line as the Head of the Charles race, 2.3 miles upstream.
HANOVER, N.H. – The MIT openweight and lightweight crews traveled to Hanover, N.H. over the weekend to take part in the Green Monster Invitational hosted by Dartmouth College. The race, which is for freshmen and novice rowers only, is along a three-mile course on the Connecticut River. The Engineers openweight squad took third in the team scoring, which is calculated based on the combined finishes of two boats, behind only Boston College and Radcliffe. The Cardinal and Gray beat out squads from UMass and Vermont.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Competing in the final event of an extremely busy weekend, the MIT women’s lightweight eight performed extremely well at the Head of the Charles regatta on Sunday afternoon. The Engineers began their race at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, amid gloomy skies but calm water, for the start of their race. Despite an unexpected delay to the start of the event, the Tech crew stayed focused and executed its race plan well in the fall season’s premier head race to take sixth overall in the lightweight women’s eight event.
CAMBRIDGE, 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.
CAMBRIDGE, 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.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This coming Sunday, October 2, the MIT women’s crew team will participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Pull for a Cure event. Pull for a Cure is a fundraising challenge among local Boston-area crews, dedicated to raising money and awareness to benefit breast cancer research.