Lightweight Crew Picks Reaches Grand Final at IRA ChampionshipsCAMDEN, N.J. – MIT’s lightweight crew team closed out its season at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. The Engineers, who qualified a 4+ team to the championships, saw their squad make it through to the Grand Final of the varsity race on Saturday.
MIT Crew Competes at Eastern SprintsWORCESTER, Mass. – MIT’s heavy and lightweight crew teams both had multiple entries at the 2012 Eastern Sprints Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Boding well for the future of both programs, the Engineer freshman teams had the best finishes at the regatta, with the freshman lightweight team taking second in the petite final of its division.
Lightweight Crew Picks Up a Pair of Wins in PhiladelphiaPHILADELPHIA, Pa. – On a chilly day on the waters of the Schuylkill River, the MIT lightweight crew team found success on Saturday, picking up wins against crews from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware.
Cornell Wins Battle for Geiger Cup Against MIT and ColumbiaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was a battle of nationally ranked lightweight crews for the Geiger Cup on the waters of the Charles River on Saturday, with No. 4 Cornell, No. 7 Columbia and No. 11 MIT vying for the trophy. In the end it was the Big Red crew that came away with the prize, with MIT finishing 3rd.
MIT Lightweight Crew Competes For Biglin Bowl Against Harvard, DartmouthCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Racing for the Biglin Bowl on Saturday against top-ranked Harvard and No. 6 Dartmouth, the No. 11 MIT lightweight crew team saw its rivals from down the Charles River claim the top spot in the final results. The Engineers finished third in the Varsity 8 race and second in the Frosh/Novice 8 event.
Lightweight Crew Downed by Yale for Joy CupCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s lightweight crew team took on Yale on Saturday in the battle for the Joy Cup on the Engineers home venue of the Charles River. In the end it was the Bulldogs that came out on top in a race that also featured a crew from Georgetown University.
MIT Lightweight Crew Opens Spring Season at San Diego ClassicSAN DIEGO, Calif. – It was the opening of the spring season racing season for the MIT lightweight crew team as the squad traveled across the country to take part in the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic on the waters of Mission Bay. The Engineers turned in a strong performance, finishing fourth in their opening heat of the Men's Collegiate Varsity American Specialty Health Cup before finishing fifth in the petite race on Sunday.
MIT Crew Completes Florida Training TripCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Wednesday, January 11, MIT Crew departed Cocoa Beach, Fla. after an intensive, ten-day training trip. All four MIT Crew squads: open and lightweight women and heavyweight and lightweight men, met in Florida just after the New Year to row on the Banana River and Sykes Creek, gaining considerable improvements in technique and fitness. Practicing twice daily on the water, all four MIT Crew squads logged valuable miles with an eye on successful spring racing.
Men’s Crew Closes Fall Season at Foot of the CharlesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s crew program closed out the fall portion of its seasons today with the Engineers having a number of crews entered in the Foot of the Charles competition. MIT had four entries in the Varsity 4+ field while also fielding four crews in the Freshman of 8+ competition.
MIT Crew Competes at DartmouthHANOVER, N.H. – It was back on the road for the MIT crew teams this weekend as both the lightweight and heavyweight squads entered novice crews at the Dartmouth Green Monster on the Connecticut River in Hanover.
Men’s Crew Opens Season at Head of the CharlesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was the official start of the crew season for MIT’s heavyweight and lightweight crew teams this weekend as both had entries in the prestigious Head of the Charles competition held on the Charles River. A pair of eights from each team plied the waters of the Charles in the world-famous event.
Tech Crews Prep for Head of the Charles RegattaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This coming weekend the MIT varsity crews will kick off the fall portion of their season with one of the biggest competitions of the year, the historic Head of the Charles regatta. With more than 8,000 athletes from around the world competing in 55 different events, the Head of the Charles is the world’s largest, two-day rowing event. It attracts up to 300,000 spectators to Boston and Cambridge.
MIT Crew Dedicates New Racing Shell to Director of Athletics, SorieroCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a spirited, early morning alumni race, coaches, alumni and friends of MIT crew gathered at the Pierce Boathouse to dedicate the newest racing shell in the Tech fleet in honor of Director of Athletics and DAPER Department Head, Julie Soriero, on Saturday morning.
MIT Names Jeff Forrester as Men’s Lightweight Assistant CoachCambridge, Mass. – Jeff Forrester has joined the MIT men’s crew coaching staff as the Richard J. Resch, ’61 Freshman Lightweight Coach it was announced today. Forrester takes over for Jeff Iqbal who, having completed a masters degree in aeronautics and astronautics at MIT while serving as assistant coach during the 2010-11 season, has moved on to Seattle to begin a career with Boeing.
MIT Crew Summer Rowing RecapCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Over the summer current rowers and alumnae of MIT Crew represented various rowing clubs in club racing both nationally and internationally.