March 29, 2012

Heavyweights Kick Off Spring Season

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The men’s heavyweight rowing team opens up its spring season with split squad meets on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. The Red will send two varsity boats to compete in the two-day San Diego Crew Classic, while the freshman and third varsity boats will remain in Ithaca to battle against Harvard on Saturday at 9 a.m.

The two boats that travel to San Diego, Calif. to participate in the thirty-ninth annual Crew Classic will also compete against the Crimson in their respective heats on Saturday. The first varsity boat will battle against the likes of Harvard, Navy and UCSD. Historically, the Red has emerged victorious in regattas with Navy; however, they will most likely provide Cornell a welcome challenge.

Leading the team this season are senior Commodores Brian Searle and Jim Voter, who will be competing in the first varsity boat  for the Red. If Cornell advances in its heat on Saturday, it will race in the finals on Sunday.

Original Author: Lauren Ritter