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GREAT NEWS! The UChicago men’s varsity lightweight four placed third at the Dad Vail Regatta with a time of 6:46.56. This is the first Chicago boat to medal at Vails in around 30 years. I have heard rumors that the last boat(s) to do this may have been back in the late seventies or early eighties. Way to go guys!!! This is a major accomplishment and something worth celebrating at the annual Row & BBQ this year. Remember, that’s June 4-5 this year.
Just a quick note to any alumni who might be thinking of heading to Indianapolis this weekend to cheer the team on: MACRAs has been moved to Grand Rapids, MI due to weather making Indianapolis’ site unrowable. They will be racing in Bass River Park, Ottawa County. There is no revised schedule as of yet, but races will probably start around 8am.
Please contact Chelsea Steffen if you need further directions chelsea(dot)steffen(at)gmail(dot)com
Hello everyone, here are a few updates/reminders/things to put in your calendars:
This year, the UChicago Crew team bought two brand spanking new Pocock fours. The varsity squads have had a great year rowing in them, with the women and men respectively, placing 3rd and 5th at the Head of the Charles, 2nd and 3rd at URAs, and 2nd and 3rd at MACRAs, among many other notable finishes.
These wonderful boats have yet to be named. Thanks to two anonymous donors, one of our Pocock fours will be named in honor of former coach Amanda Carson. We are planning on having the boat naming ceremony Monday, May 17th at 7:30pm. Location is still TBD, but will most likely be on the main quad as we have done for past namings. If you are interested in attending, or would like to donate money, please e-mail me so we can have a head count. There will be cake!
The Saturday of Alumni Weekend we will be having an alumni row in the morning followed by a BBQ at the Point in the afternoon. What better way to spend the morning than rowing on the Chicago River! We will be taking out mixed eights of alumni and current members of the team with coaches following in a launch. Our site is located near Eleanore and Loomis but we will be able to provide transportation from Henry Crown Field House if you are unable/don’t want to drive to the site.
The BBQ will be held at the point later in the afternoon, around 1:30pm.
Please let me know if you will be able to attend the row and/or the BBQ. If you are able to come to the row, please also indicate which side you row to help in putting the boat together. Details will be provided as to the exact times, transportation, etc when I have a better idea of how many people will be able to attend.
Please feel free to e-mail me any other questions/comments you might have.
Hope to see you at these events!
University of Chicago
Undergraduate Class of 2012
The end of an era?
The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA – A college rowing event that has been held in Philadelphia for more than a half-century is moving to New Jersey for 2010.
Spokesman Harry Stinger confirms Tuesday that next May’s Dad Vail Regatta will be held 90 miles northeast of Philadelphia in Rumson, N.J.
Organizers say city costs have doubled and corporate donations have dipped, and Rumson offered to contribute $250,000 to next year’s race. John Ekdahl, mayor of the Monmouth County town, says officials are thrilled and think the event will benefit Rumson and other towns along the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers.
Stinger says the Dad Vail was actually held in Rumson one year in the 1930s. Held in Philadelphia since 1953, the two-day event attracted 122 schools last year and draws about 30,000 to 35,000 spectators.
The original article can be found here.
There are additional pictures of the Alumni Boat from the Head of the Schuylkill race over at the Sportgraphics website.
This past weekend an alumni men’s eight competed in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia, PA. Through wet conditions and a rapid warm up on the way to the start, our boat crossed the finish line with a time of 16:54, coming in 29th out of 30 (beating University of Delaware). Not bad considering we were racing all young-uns. The official lineup from stern to bow:
Lissa Krawczyk (cox), AB’03
Albert Bowers, AB’01
Mike McGowan, AB’03
Matt Healy, Brooks’99
Chris Noto, SB’01
Dan Carney, AB’01
Jeff Hreben, AB’05
Chris Phillips, AB’02
Seth Hillbrand, AB’00
Great job everyone, and special thanks to Lissa for stepping up on short notice!
Is there a race somewhere you’d like to organize an alumni boat for racing? Let us know!