Blue Hens Impress at Club Nationals

Junior Lightweight Jimmy McCullough posing with his teammates from Vesper after winning the Intermediate Lightweight 8+.
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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Heavies Place 7th at Head of The Schuylkill

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October 31, 2016

The Heavyweight team raced at the Head of the Schuylkill this past weekend in the Club Championship 8+, Championship 8+, and College Frosh/Novice 8+. They placed 6th and 27th in the Club Championship 8+, and 25th in the frosh 8+.  The varsity placed 7th in the Championship 8+, where they raced several collegiate teams as well as a Gold Challenge Cup 8+. Amongst college teams the heavyweights finished 4th behind Penn,…

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Blue Hens Take on Summer 2015

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September 1, 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…

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UDMC Produces Strong Results at 2015 Dad Vail Regatta

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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…

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Fightin 150’s vs. MIT

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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…

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Heavyweights Advance 1st and 2nd Varsity Eights to the Grand Final at SIRAS

This past weekend, the Heavyweights competed at the SIRAs (Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association) Regatta in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The boats competing included a Novice 4, 3rd Varsity 8, 2nd Varsity 8, and Varsity 8. The Novice 4 began the racing for the Heavies. They raced following a fog delay early on Saturday morning and placed 3rd in their heat advancing them to the Semi-finals later in the day. They placed…

April 29, 2015
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Heavies and Frosh Lights Compete at Knecht Cup

The Freshman Lightweights raced in the Freshman Novice 8 category and placed 2nd in their Heat in a competitive race falling just short of Trinity. Following their heat, the Freshmen Lightweights raced in the Grand Final against other tough competition. They followed closely behind Drexel and Mercyhurst beating a handful of heavyweight teams and placing third earning a bronze medal. Delaware’s Third Varsity competed in the Men’s Club Eight category…

April 14, 2015
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Fightin’ 150’s continue to show significant speed against Harvard, Georgetown and Dartmouth

This past Sunday, the UD Fightin’ 150’s hit the water on Princeton’s Carnegie Lake to take on both Harvard and Georgetown crews. The 2V Lightweight 8 set the tone for the day of racing as they finished 5.2 seconds ahead of Harvard’s 2V and over 17 seconds ahead of Georgetown’s 2V. The 1V Lightweight 8 followed suit as they led the no. 2 ranked* Harvard Varsity Lightweight 8 from wire to…

April 6, 2015
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Delaware Crew Shows Depth at Murphy Cup Regatta

This past weekend, the Delaware Fightin’ 150’s took the opportunity to race at the 33rd Memorial Murphy Cup Regatta, on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The Lightweight team took a total of five boats to the regatta. Delaware’s Freshman Lightweight 4 competed in the Freshman/Novice Heavyweight 4 event. The 4 won their heat in the morning and secured a spot in the afternoon Final. They placed 4th in…

March 31, 2015
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UDMC Season Opener: Lights vs. Georgetown Heavies vs. Lehigh

This past weekend, the Lightweight squad traveled to Washington, D.C. to race the Georgetown University lightweights. Saturday morning on the Potomac River brought a fair current, brisk temperatures, and calm water. The first race of the day consisted of Georgetown and Delaware’s 2nd Varsity 8’s, as well as Delaware’s Freshman 8. The Delaware 2V asserted a lead from the start of the race. They continued to build on their lead…

March 23, 2015
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