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

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…

April 24, 2017
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Hens Complete Another Week Of Racing

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…

April 18, 2017
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Hens Wrap Up A Successful Weekend Of Racing

April 10, 2017

For another exciting week in racing this season, the Lightweights headed up to Princeton, NJ for a meet with both Dartmouth College and hosts Princeton University. Conditions were tough for all races and crews, with cross headwinds picking up throughout racing.The Third, Fourth, and Fifth Varsity eights from delaware fell to Princeton, with the 3V finishing in second between Princeton and Dartmouth. The UD fighting 150 Second Varsity made history…

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Hens Wrap Up Spring Break With Some Racing

This weekend saw lots of racing among all crews, both lightweight and heavyweight, to wrap up a long and arduous spring break training trip to Wilmington, DE. The Heavyweight squad traveled to the Occoquan Sprints in Virginia, finishing first in their heat and second in the Grand Final, well rowed. The Junior Varsity 8+ event was a straight final, with the Delaware JV winning by 17 seconds over the field,…

April 3, 2017
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