Freshman Eight Victorious at Head of the Charles

Cambridge, Mass. - The Brown rookies kicked off the Head of the Charles Regatta in grand fashion, taking the top spot in its event. The freshman boat did so in highly impressive fashion, winning the club eight event, setting a course record. Brown also entered its top two varsity boats into the championship eight event with them finishing seventh and eighth overall.

Brown's Freshman Eight Lineup: Cox - Pranay Bose, 8: Matthew Douglas, 7: Isaac Bierer, 6: Liam Casey, 5: Avery Reavill, 4: Brooks Reavill, 3: Ethan Borchelt, 2: Henry Cryst, 1: Charles Hemsley.

Brown also had a second entry in the event which included both varsity and freshman oarsman. The boat finished eighth overall in the event.

Bruno's top varsity boat finished with a time 14:53.25, just a half-second behind fifth-place Princeton.

The Bears also had an alumni eight in the field which finished 22nd overall.

Brown's championship four boat placed 12th in a field of 20 crews.

Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles Regatta has welcomed the world's best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate two-day rowing competition. The event attracts over 9,000 athletes and 300,000 spectators.