“The varsity boat had a good race. The second varsity boat needed a lot of improvement; [they need to] find better connection to the water so they go faster,” said head coach Todd Kennett ’91. “As soon as you start … changing the lineups, that can change everything.”
All three rowing teams had successful weekends, as the Red was able to overpower its opponents in most events.
The heavyweight crew won the Goes Trophy by trouncing Syracuse and Army on Onondaga Lake in the all-important varsity-8 race. The Red also picked up the Stagg Cup for winning four of the five races held on the lake.
The heavyweights have been dominant in the last two weekends. Saturday marked the first time that the Red had lost a race since the fall season. However, the team will have a much tougher test next weekend as it returns to Ithaca for a head-to-head matchup with Princeton and Yale.
Rowing had a successful weekend on the water. The women’s team picked up the second-most wins at the Class of ’75 cup behind the winners, Princeton. Both novice teams were able to pick up wins in their respective events. The men also had a successful weekend with the heavyweight crew cruising to victory and the lightweight crew coming up just short against No. 1 Princeton.
Making headway into their seasons, the Red men’s and women’s crew teams look to push the pace this weekend against stiff competition. The men’s lightweights face Princeton in a matchup that could either allow the Cornell defending national champions to make a statement on their home lake or the Tigers to gain retribution for last years grudge match. Traveling down to Washington D.C. to compete in three races at the Washington Invitational, the heavyweights seek to maintain their success from the Ithaca College Invitational season opener. Meanwhile, the women’s teams look to improve upon last weekend’s races for the Cayuga Cup in their matchup against Princeton and Radcliffe tomorrow in New Jersey.
The Ithaca College Invitational on Saturday marks the first race of the semester for both the men’s and women’s rowing teams. After intense training during their midseason break, the teams hope to start off the spring season strong and will use this race as an indicator of where the crews stand since their last meet in the fall.
Four schools will be competing in both the men’s and women’s races. The men will face Ithaca College, Marist and Hobart College and the women will go up against Ithaca College, Marist and William Smith College.
The rowing teams placed a cherry on top of a good fall season at the Syracuse Invitational regatta this weekend with multiple individual victories and a first or second place finish in every event the Red was entered in. [img_assist|nid=33267|title=Making ripples|desc=The men’s and women’s crew teams performed well this weekend, placing among the top-5 in almost every event they were entered in at the Syracuse Invitational regatta.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
No team ever enters a competition without the intention of winning. Often, however, a non-victory can provide a lot more information about the team’s standing and help to narrow the focus of upcoming training. This weekend was an informative one for all of the Cornell rowing teams, as the men’s varsity heavyweight eight took fourth, the men’s lightweight eight fifth, and the women’s eight 17th at the Princeton Chase regatta. [img_assist|nid=33071|title=Greater than the sum of the parts|desc=The men’s and women’s rowing teams didn’t win the Princeton Chase regatta this weekend, but learned that it has the strenghth, but must focus on rowing together to get better.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
No team ever enters a competition without the intention of winning. Often, however, a non-victory can provide a lot more information about the team’s standing and help to narrow the focus of upcoming training. This weekend was an informative one for all of the Cornell rowing teams, as the men’s varsity heavyweight eight took fourth, the men’s lightweight eight fifth, and the women’s eight 17th at the Princeton Chase regatta.
The heavyweight eight’s fourth-place finish was out of a forty-team field and only 10 seconds behind winner Yale.
The Cornell rowing program left Boston with mixed feelings after this weekend’s annual Head of the Charles Regatta. Known for its hectic crowds and challenging course, windy weather added to the other difficulties faced by the crews. On the men’s side, the varsity heavyweight eight placed tenth in a competitive field with a time of 14:58 for the 5000 meter course, just twenty seconds behind first place Washington and ahead of fellow Ivy League foes Yale, Harvard, Penn, Columbia, and Princeton.
The Cornell crews enjoyed a successful weekend at the Syracuse Invitational, bringing home one first-place finish and a trio of second-place and third-place finishes between the men’s lightweight, heavyweight and women’s crews.