Delaware Takes Three Wins at the Kerr Cup

April 16, 2018

High temperatures and a stiff headwind accompanied the Kerr Cup Regatta in Philadelphia. The entire Delaware team, both Heavyweights and Lightweights, notched three wins and four top three finishes across the day. Most impressively, the Varsity Lightweight Eight finished second against a strong heavyweight field. After qualifying through heats and semifinals, the new lineup of McCullough, Pereira, Hurley, Light, Buck, Kungl, Dough, Marello, and Snow exploded out of the starting…

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Delaware Faces No. 2 Princeton Tigers

April 8, 2018

In a brutal headwind and chilly weather on Lake Carnegie, the No. Six ranked Blue Hens faced adversity against the No. Two Princeton Tigers and No. Nine Dartmouth Big Green. With a ten to fifteen mile an hour headwind with stronger gusts increasing throughout racing, the Fourth and Fifth Eights took to the water first against Princeton. Princeton won each of the four races, starting with the Fourth and Fifth…

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Delaware Defeats Penn and MIT

March 31, 2018

Delaware’s Varsity Lightweight Eight barreled across the line to capture a win against the fifth-ranked University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, taking their first victory over Penn since the 2014 season. The Quakers, coming off of a silver medal finish at the 2017 IRA National Championship, fell to the Hens by just over one second. The combination of McCullough, Pereira, Hurley, Light, AbuAwad, Kungl, Buck,…

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Lightweights Open the Season with a Sweep

March 26, 2018

On a chilly morning in Washington D.C., the No. 6 ranked University of Delaware Lightweights toppled the No. 10 ranked Georgetown University. With a cross-tailwind that built throughout the day, the Hens’ First, Second, and Third Eights, alongside a Varsity Four, swept their Hoya counterparts on the Potomac River, starting with the First Eight. Blasting out of the gates at 48 strokes per minute, the Fightin’ 150s nudged their bow…

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Hens Cap the Season with Three Wins

November 12, 2017

With cold weather conditions living up to the race’s name, the Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta saw the University of Delaware finish their fall campaign with three golds, one silver, and three bronze medals. Rather than the traditional 5000 meter head race style of fall racing, this regatta is a 2000 meter sprint race, which allows the rowers to get a taste of spring racing before winter. Starting off the day, the…

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Delaware Improves at Princeton Chase

November 3, 2017

Looking to improve from their results at the Head of the Charles and strike back against their Ivy League foes, the Fightin’ Blue Hens travelled to New Jersey to race the Princeton Chase. With four Varsity Lightweight Eights, two Freshmen Lightweight Eights, two Lightweight Fours, and one Heavyweight Eight, the Hens stepped up and put forth a better team result than last year to end the fall head racing season….

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Delaware Competes at the Head of the Charles

October 25, 2017

Charging past the Eliot Bridge in Cambridge and lining up for the final bend, the Delaware Lightweight Eight raced their Ivy League rivals to an extremely tight finish at the 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta. After a late personnel adjustment due to injury, the crew of McCullough, Pereira, Hurley, Kungl, AbuAwad, Marello, Meszoely, Beardell, and coxswain Snow drove the shell to an eighth place finish. The pack was extremely…

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Hens Open Their Season With a Win

October 15, 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Blasting through the starting buoys at thirty-eight strokes per minute, the Delaware Lightweight Eight methodically reeled in the U.S. Naval Academy in the Men’s Lightweight Eight at the Navy Day Regatta. Pulling ahead of the Midshipmen past the Columbia Avenue bridge and leading through to the end. Senior coxswain Tristan Snow called the crew up to a furious thirty-nine strokes per minutes to win. The Blue Hens captured…

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Hens End on a High Note

August 13, 2017

St. Catharines, Ontario Barreling down the course in a frenzied dash for the finish line, lightweights Jimmy McCullough ’19 and Nic Pereira ’19 stroked the winning Under-23 Heavyweight Eight and catapulted Vesper Boat Club to the Wyandotte Trophy for the first time since 2012 at the 135th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. In blustery tailwind conditions, the Delawarean duo pushed the Vesper Eight clear of second place Sarasota by just over…

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Blue Hens Impress at Club Nationals

July 22, 2017

Blue Hens Impress at Club Nationals (Bethel, OH) Coming down the track for the final race of the USRowing Club National Championships, rising juniors Jimmy McCullough and Nicolas Pereira sat in the stern pair of Vesper Boat Club’s Senior Lightweight Eight. The two Hens dictated the pace and led the final push to come clear of rival New York Athletic Club by open water to emphatically capture gold. At the…

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