Strong Finishes For Hens At Navy Day and HOCR

  All crews competed at the Navy Day Regatta in Philadelphia, with both the lightweight first varsity and the heavyweight first varsity competing in the Open/Collegiate Men’s 8+ event. The heavyweight first varsity placed 6th in a competitive field behind crews from Saint Joe’s, Drexel, GW, and The Naval Academy. The first varsity lightweight 8+ placed 9th among the same field, with some very solid rowing from both crews. The…

October 31, 2016

Blue Hens Prepare For Fall Racing

All four squads raced at the Head of the Christina in the Men’s Collegiate 8+ exposition this fall, fine tuning some of the speed both teams are cultivating leading up to the Navy Day Regatta. The victorious crew was the Heavyweight first Varsity, with the lightweight class of 2017 8+ coming in second. These two crews were followed by the lightweight class of 2019 8+, Heavyweight second Varsity, two freshman…

October 25, 2016

Blue Hens Have a Strong Summer

September 11, 2016

                                        This summer, many rowers from the Varsity Heavyweight and Lightweight squads kept up their training, rowing out of places such as Philadelphia and Boston, at boat clubs like Vesper Boat Club, Undine Barge Club, and Riverside Boat Club. Still others worked in a professional setting in their field, preparing for…


Coach Chuck Crawford Named USRowing’s Collegiate Coach of the Year

January 29, 2016

Delaware Men’s Crew Head Coach Chuck Crawford was nominated for the “Collegiate Coach of the Year” title in the 2015 USRowing Fan’s Choice awards.  Crawford was one of five nominees.  Cornell’s Chris Kerber, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Yuriy Levitskiy, Bates College’s Peter Steenstra, and Ohio State University’s Andy Teitelbaum were among the other nominees. Crawford finished first in the final polls and was honored at the 2015 Golden Oars dinner at the New York…


Heavyweights Make History at the Head of the Charles

This past weekend, the University of Delaware traveled to Boston to compete in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta—the premier fall head race. Sending 5 boats total to compete, the team was set on improving from last years race where the Heavyweight 1v finished 5th and the Lightweight 1v 4th. The racing began for the team with the Heavyweight 4 competing in the Collegiate Four event posted an impressive finish. This was the first…

November 5, 2015

Hens Open the Season at the Navy Day Regatta

The team attended the annual Navy Day Regatta on the Schuylkill River last Saturday and raced against fast crews in this head race. This was the team’s first race of the season and they were excited for Fall racing to have begun. The Lightweight Novice boat placed 10th in the Novice 8 category falling to some fast crews with Penn coming in first. Following the Lightweight Novice, the Heavyweight 2v placed 6th behind fast…

November 5, 2015

UDMC Looks Forward to Fall Racing

September 29, 2015

All UDMC crews have been hard at work, logging meters on both the ergometer and the Christina River for the past month now.  With the first fall competition quickly approaching, the team could not be more excited to race. The Freshman/Novice squads feature a number of high-performing walk-ons to compliment the large numbers of recruited rowers.  This year marks the largest recruiting classes in program history for both the Heavyweight and…


Blue Hens Take on Summer 2015

This summer, many rowers took training to the next level and rowed at various prestigious and storied clubs including Penn AC, Undine, and Vesper on Boathouse Row as well as Riverside on the Charles in Boston. Some rowers resorted to local boat clubs such as the Wilmington Rowing Club on the Christina River to continue their training.  Four rowers from the University of Delaware team competed at the Under-23 World Rwoing Championships in Plovdiv,Bulgaria representing…

September 1, 2015

UDMC Produces Strong Results at 2015 Dad Vail Regatta

May 20, 2015

The Delaware Men’s Crew team had an impressive showing at the 2015 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta with remarkable finishes by both the heavyweight and lightweight teams respectively.  The heavyweight Freshman 4 won their heat and semi final and advanced to their final, which they won in an impressive battle with Bowdin and Drexel to take home the Lindy Cup.  The Freshman lightweights–racing in the Freshman heavyweight category—finished 2nd in their heat and advanced to the…


Fightin 150’s vs. MIT

April 29, 2015

On Saturday, the Delaware Lightweights took on the Engineers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for some competitive racing on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Delaware’s Freshman Lightweight 8 won their race, besting the Delaware 3rd Varsity 8 by 2.7 seconds and MIT 3rd Varsity 8 by 5.6 seconds. The 2nd Varsity 8 defeated the Engineers’ 2nd Varsity 8 by 3.9 seconds with a time of 5:59. The Varsity Lightweight…