The Notre Dame Men's Rowing Team arrived in Indianapolis on Friday night to prepare for the first sprint race of the spring season. The Team competed all day Saturday against quality ACRA competition--Cincinnati and Purdue both qualified for the Grand Final at ACRA in 2016.
Saturday was refreshingly warm, but provided a stiff headwind down the course. The original schedule planned three races for each boat, but was soon abbreviated to two races per boat to account for the increasing wind. Highlights from the day included the 1V8 winning the 1V8 category (def. Purdue, Marietta, Cincinnati), the 2V8 winning the 2V8 category, and the 1N8 and 2N8 beating Cincinnati.
The success from this past weekend is indicative of the speed present in the Irish boats this year. The Irish look to continue this theme of success at the San Diego Crew Classic this weekend and then in Oak Ridge, TN at SIRAs on April 14th & 15th.
Special thanks to all parents and friends of Notre Dame Men's Rowing who were able to be at the race this past weekend! We hope to see you at more races throughout the spring.