PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown men's crew will kick off postseason competition on Sunday when the Bears race at the Eastern Association of Rowing College (EARC) Sprints on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. The morning heats will start at 8 AM before the afternoon finals at 1 PM.
MORNING HEAT SCHEDULE
8:10 AM - Fourth Varsity – Lane 3
8:50 AM - Third Varsity – Lane 1
9:36 AM – Varsity – Lane 2
10:36 AM - Second Varsity – Lane 2
ABOUT THE SPRINTS
In addition to the EARC title, made up of the top rowing schools in the East, the Eastern Sprints will also determine the Ivy League Championship. The Sprints is located on a six-lane course and features a heat/final progression with trials in the morning followed by finals in the afternoon. Spectators will be able to enjoy the full race experience at Regatta Point State Park.
Varsity – 4th
Second Varsity – 4th
Third Varsity – 2nd
Fourth Varsity – 6th
BROWN AT THE SPRINTS
Brown has captured nine Ivy League titles all-time, including four in the last nine years, as the Bears most recently won in 2012 to complete a stretch of three in five years. The Bears also won the Ivy title in 1972, 1984, 1987, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2008 and 2009. Brown placed second at the 2013 and 2014 Sprints, dropping a tiebreaker with Harvard in team points at both championships.
Brown was fourth at the 2015 Eastern Sprints, winning a pair of silver medals in the third and fourth varsity, and gold in the fifth varsity. Yale won the Varsity Eight to claim the Ivy League title, while Brown was third in the Rowe Cup standings, awarded to the school with the highest number of total points.