ROCHESTER, N.Y. – In the inaugural race of the season for the Brown men's crew, the varsity boats opened their fall campaign at the Head of the Genesee on Saturday in Rochester N.Y. Brown entered three boats in the open eight and two boats in the open four. The Brown crews went on to defend their eighth consecutive title in both events.
The Genesee consists of a morning three-mile race and an afternoon 1,500-meter race. The times from the two events are combined to determine the champion.
Brown's varsity eight boat won its race convincingly, defeating EARC rival Syracuse. The Brown JV and 3V also topped the Orangemen's JV.
The Bears' fours were made up of third and fourth varsity boat oarsmen and went on to hold off a strong challenge from the Rochester Institute of Technology for the victory.
The Bruno Freshmen take to the water at the Head of the Housatonic next weekend on Saturday, October 12. All boats will be in action at the Head of the Charles October 18-19.
Full results are available at www.row2k.com.