October 23, 2011

Brown Takes On Head of the Charles

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  Since 1965, rowers have come from far and near to the banks of the Charles River in Boston, Mass., to take part in the world's largest regatta, and this past weekend Brown men's crew was once again one of those teams. The Bears squared off against some tough competition on a cool fall day as both of Bruno's eight and four boats were in action.

"The Brown varsity had a terrific race, closing on Wisconsin for the first mile, fighting through their wake in the second mile and eventually passing the Badgers at Eliot Bridge," said head coach Paul Cooke. "It was a great team effort over the weekend and I enjoyed seeing all of the crews prepare for the racing. The Brown Crews have trained hard and their efforts were clearly rewarded.  We have the opportunity to build on this performance and to build excitement for the coming year."

Brown's varsity eight finished third among collegiate schools in the championship eight event, crossing the finish line with a time of 14:27.83, 10 seconds off the leader. The Bears second varsity also competed, finishing 19th overall and 15th among collegiate competitors. The 2V8 boat finished with a time of 15:07.22.

The Bears' varsity four was also in action, finishing 12th overall and  eighth against opposing collegiate crews. The V4 boat completed the race with a time of 17:05.07. 

In the open eight event, Brown was victorious as a combination of Bruno's JV and 3V boat, powered ahead for the win. The Bears freshman boat also competed in the event and finished 11th overall. 

The Brown Crew now has a few weeks of training before competing at the Foot of the Charles on November 19th.