They say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Lucky for us, we don't need to, because our alumni can come back, hop in a few boats, and still row (almost) as gracefully as they did in their golden days.
That being said, Alumni Row 2018 was a huge success! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to welcome home our alums. After a gorgeous water-side mass in the morning and some breakfast that the current team definitely did not eat most of, everyone was raring to get some racing in. We put out three 8+s and a 4+, filled with alumni spanning the last twenty years, and maybe even a bit further back than that.
In the afternoon, everyone had a great time at the pre-game tailgate, where over 80 legends showed up to have a good time before we threw down on the football field against Michigan. The day was then finally topped off by our victory over Michigan, a true foreshadowing of ACRAs 2019.
The summary of the day would not be complete without mentioning Barton S. Richards '91. Richards generously donated two Pocock 4+s to our fleet last year, and we did not truly get to thank him until now. The boats are now christened and named after him and his family, and he will truly be remembered in the generations to come by all those who sit in those seats. Thank you Barton!