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 the two squads.
The Notable finishes of the day include the Lightweight 8+ that claimed gold, winning the Thomas W. Loschiavo trophy, well rowed! Additionally, the Varsity Lightweight 4+ rowed their way to a first place finish with a five second victory over the field, congratulations to the winning crew. The Varsity Heavyweight 8+, claimed bronze in the Grand Final narrowly missing silver to SJU, but posting the best finish of a Delaware boat in said event in recent memory, congrats! The Junior Varsity Heavy 8+ took home the bronze medal in a tough field, congratulations to all oarsmen. The Frosh 8+ also took home third place this past weekend, finishing in front of Michigan, Purdue, and Minnesota.
As a program, UDMC took home the Men’s Points trophy with 36 points scored, the most ever tallied in the history of the Men’s Points Trophy at the Dad Vail Regatta. That’s a wrap folks, thank you to the seniors for four great years, and Roll Hens!