Freshmen Lightweights Anticipate Challenging Campaign

Freshmen Lightweights Anticipate Challenging Campaign

March 2, 2005


Matt Berean


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Fall of 2004 started for the freshman lightweights with a large group of students interested in experiencing rowing at MIT. Over the course of the season, the team produced significant improvements over the previous year. At the New Hampshire Championships, MIT placed second in the open novice eight, while at the Foot of the Charles, Tech's B-unit defeated Harvard's second boat.


The Engineers carried this momentum into winter training and were able to take even more strides during its January trip to Florida. By the start of the spring semester, the team had consolidated into a tight group, learning the values of teamwork towards a common goal. 


The spring of 2005 promises to be a challenging season for the freshman lightweights but by relying on their teammates they are ready to face the challenge. The dual season begins on March 25, in Worchester, Mass., against Boston College and Holy Cross. The following week MIT host the U.S. Military Academy. These races will prove to be a good test of the boat's composure, in addition to mid-season battles against Yale and Boston College on April 9, in New Haven, Conn. On April 10, MIT will race cross-town rival Boston College for the third and final time along with the University of Rhode Island. The final two duals on our schedule will prove to be the most challenging as Tech's square up against Harvard and Dartmouth on April 16 for the Biglin Bowl followed by Cornell and Columbia in Itheca, N.Y., on April 23 for the Gieger Cup.


Following the conclusion of the dual season, MIT will have three weeks to prepare for the league championship, Eastern Sprints, in Worcester, Mass. on May 15.