To close out the fall racing season, the team woke up early and made the trip out to Indianapolis, IN for this year's Bald Eagle Collegiate Invitational. The morning began with the Men's Novice 8+ A and B races. The Notre Dame 1N8 started off the morning right by bringing home some hardware. The 1N8 took 3rd place just behind Wisconsin and Virginia. The 2N8 also raced hard and came in 4th, close behind Wisconsin, Michigan, and Virginia.
Later in the morning, the Irish launched four entries for the Men's Pair event and three more for the Varsity Men's 4+. The NDRC A pair brought home a 7th place finish and the others weren't far behind. In the 4+'s, the A boat brought home another bronze medal only three seconds behind Michigan. The Notre Dame B and C boats were also in the top five fastest boats of their respective categories.
The Notre Dame novice squad raced again in the afternoon sending out a Men's Novice 8+ C boat and two entries in the Men's Novice 4+ event. The 3N8 raced hard and placed 7th in their event. In the 4+ event, the NDRC B boat took 4th and the A 4+ took 7th out of a total of 24 entries in the event.
To finish up the day, the Irish entered five boats in the Varsity 8+ event. The 1V8 had tough competition from Wisconsin and Virginia and took a 5th place finish. The 2V8 and 3V8 both closed out the day with 3rd place finishes and some more medals. The 4V8 also raced well and finished just behind Michigan. The 1N8 entered the varsity event as well and crossed the finish line close behind the Purdue 4V8 finishing out the season strong.
Big thanks to Purdue for hosting and to all of the parents who came out to support the team!