BOSTON – The Brown men's rowing team battled an early morning start and cold, blustery conditions at the Tail of the Charles regatta on Saturday on the Charles River. The Bears took on perennial opponents Harvard, Northeastern and Boston University to wrap up the fall portion of their schedule against top-level competition.
Brown broke down its squad into four-man boats, racing seven entries, plus two freshman eight boats. The A and B entries in the four boats finished back-to-back in sixth and seventh place, respectively. Brown's C and D entries finished in the 10th and 11th spots, while the E entry was 17th, followed by the F at 19th, and the G at 28th.
"The squad as a whole showed some great depth of speed today, and many of the boats we entered were the best in their class," said Brown head coach Paul Cooke. "The top boats, however, are going to need to get faster in order to compete well this spring."
The team also entered two freshman 8+ entries. The first freshman boat finished second in its category, placing five seconds behind Harvard, with the second freshman boat finished fourth in the event.
The Bears will begin the winter phase of their training after the Thanksgiving break. Brown will be back on the water in the spring and will open the season at Yale on March 22nd.