In one of the biggest yearly rowing events in the world held right in their backyard, the Boston University men’s and women’s crew teams each had their fair share of positives and negatives coming out of the Head of the Charles Regatta over the weekend
Crew & Rowing
The No. 9 Boston University men’s crew varsity eight team narrowly beat out No. 14 Dartmouth College by a mere 0.8 seconds to capture its fifth-straight Bill Cup amid blustery conditions Saturday morning, completing the one-kilometer course in 5:51.3. BU also swept the day’s other three events.
Twenty-mile-per-hour headwinds and choppy waters made racing a challenge Saturday morning on the Charles River, but a lack of motivation may have been the No. 8 Boston University crew team’s greatest obstacle.
The Boston University Athletic Department must have known the value it was getting by hiring men’s rowing coach Thomas Bohrer. Now everyone does.
The No. 11 Boston University men’s crew team upset No. 7 Columbia University on Saturday morning to win the Lusins Cup. No. 10 Syracuse University finished first to win the Conlan Cup. In the afternoon, the BU women’s rowing team won three of its four races against Gonzaga as part of the Charles River Challenge.
The Boston University women’s crew team finished the fall portion of its schedule Saturday morning at the Foot of the Charles Regatta, a small, three-race event held at DeWolfe Boathouse.
The Boston University men’s crew team got a glimpse into its program’s future last Saturday at the Green Monster Head Freshman Invitational Regatta in Hanover, N.H.
The Boston University men’s and women’s crew teams traveled to New Jersey Sunday morning to compete in the Princeton Chase Invitational Regatta, the teams’ second event of the young season.
The Head of the Charles Regatta, hosted annually by Boston University, is the largest two-day rowing event in the world.