Hens Cap the Season with Three Wins

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 And Lights Make Team History At Dad Vail Regatta

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May 15, 2017

  Both the lightweight and heavyweight squads wrapped up their seasons with an impressive showing at the 2017 Dad Vail Regatta. With entries in the Heavy 8+, Lightweight 8+, Heavy JV 8+, Varsity 4+, Varsity Lightweight 4+, Third Varsity Heavy 8+, Junior Varsity 4+, Freshman 8+, Freshman 4+, Men’s Pair, and last but not least the Men’s Collegiate 1x, the Hens had a boat entered in every men’s event between…

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Hens Wrap Up Duel Season With Victories

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May 1, 2017

The Fightin’ 150s concluded their duel season for the spring with racing against both MIT and Temple on the Schuylkill this Saturday. The First Varsity 8+ placed first over both MIT and Temple, in spite of tough conditions from a crowded racecourse early Saturday morning. For their victory, the Hens win the Inaugural installment of the Hudson Memorial Cup. Both the Second and Third Varsity 8s rowed against the MIT…

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Hens Take on 4th and 5th Ranked Crews On The Charles

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April 24, 2017

The Fightin’ 150s hit the road and traveled up to boston this past weekend to race both Navy and Harvard on the Charles, sending five Varsity 8s to compete. Racing commenced early, with the Fifth Varsity 8+ falling short against both Navy and Harvard. The Fourth Varsity 8+ also fell short, with the Naval Academy taking first. In the Third Varsity 8+ race, the Naval Academy once again proved their…

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Hens Complete Another Week Of Racing

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April 18, 2017

The Hens of both the lightweight and heavyweight variety continued to roll through the spring racing season with the lights racing the Kerr Cup in Philadelphia, and the heavies racing at SIRAs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Both squads saw success this weekend against stiff competition and stiff headwinds.   The Lightweight squad raced a variety of events at the Kerr Cup, including two Varsity 4+ entries, First, Second, and Third…

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