This past weekend a portion of the team traveled to Boston, MA to compete in the 54th Head of the Charles. We had an entry in both the Men's Collegiate 8+ and Men's Collegiate 4+ events. Additionally, we had alumni Sam Hocking, Zachary Stackhouse, David Mercante, Michael Maggart, and Christopher Bennett compete in the Men's Club 4 event. It was great to see the alumni reliving their glory days!
Entering the race as bow number 13, our eight worked to finish 6th out of 40 crews. We were the second-fastest club team behind the University of Michigan, and one of three clubs to make the top 12. There were 18 club crews total in this event.
The four was bow 16 in their event but rowed to finish 8th out of 40 crews. Included in the teams they beat were both University of Michigan's fours, Boston College, and UC Santa Barbara.
This is the best result we’ve had at the Head of the Charles in a few years. Out of the 15 athletes that traveled, 9 were sophomores and 1 was a freshman. This provides promise for even better results in the coming years.