Men's Heavyweight Finishes 3rd at Compton Cup

Men's Heavyweight Finishes 3rd at Compton Cup

CAMBRIDGDE, Mass. - After two straight weeks of competing in Worcester, MIT returned to the Charles River on Saturday to race in the Compton Cup.   Tech's Heavyweight Crew team battled both Harvard and Princeton in pursuit of the Compton Cup.

 Racing began at 8:12 am for the Engineers who raced in choppy water while also fighting a strong cross-tail wind.  After finishing third in the Compton Cup for the past five years, MIT hoped to close the gap on both Harvard and Princeton.  Unfortunately for the Engineers, the team had difficulty handling the very challenging conditions and were unable to perform their best, finishing 25 seconds behind first place Princeton in a time of 6:06.9. Princeton and Harvard had a very close race throughout with Princeton finishing in 5:41.7, just seconds ahead of Harvard's 6:06.9.  
The 2V race saw a similar result, with Harvard and Princeton rowing stride for stride. This time Harvard was able to take home the victory with MIT finishing in 3rd in a time of 6:24.3
 
Next Saturday, MIT's heavies will return to the Charles River to race in the Bates Cup.
 
Saturday's Lineups

1V

C- Riker Bixby

8- Connor McMahan

7- Stephen Townsend

6- Clay Jones

5- Patrick Dent

4- Colt DeWolf

3- Collin Fijalkovich

2- Matthew Miklasevich

1- Quinn Johns

 

2V

C- Jesse Chang

8- Charlie Inman

7- Hamilton Eng

6- Ben DeMars

5- Daniel Dalton

4- Ryan Webb

3- Calvin Krikorian

2- Michael Gump

1- John Gordon