Delaware Wins the Men’s Points Trophy at Dad Vails for the Second Consecutive Year

May 13, 2018

In perfect conditions on the Schuylkill River, the Delaware Blue Hens captured the Dr. Thomas Kerr Trophy for Men’s Overall Points at the Dad Vail Regatta for the second consecutive year after medalling in six of their eight grand finals. Starting the day off strong, freshman heavyweight James Poll took silver in the Men’s Single with junior lightweight Brian Kungl taking fourth. The Freshman Four pulled into the medal dock…

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Lightweights Battle Columbia, Heavyweights Race Past Rutgers

April 30, 2018

With a cross-tailwind fluttering down the course in Overpeck, New Jersey, the Blue Hens lined up against No. 2 Columbia and the Drexel heavyweights, looking to upset the Lions. Columbia had won their past four races in a row and Delaware, itching to play spoiler, jumped out of the starting blocks. Screaming down the course, Delaware handily defeated Drexel by six seconds while barely falling open water behind Columbia. After…

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Heavyweights Post Best Ever SIRAs Finish

April 23, 2018

In perfect conditions down in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Delaware Heavyweights posted their best ever result in the Varsity Eight at the SIRA Championships against stiff Dad Vail competition. Alongside the Eight, a Varsity Four and Single posted competitive finishes as well. The Eight began their racing on Saturday morning in a time trial. After cruising down with the fourth best time overall, the Eight, comprised of Ruggiero, Seidman,Montrueil , Trunley,…

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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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