Blue Hens Dominate ACRA Championships

June 3, 2019

During finals week, many of the UDMC clan drove down to Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA to take on some of the best that the collegiate rowing world has to offer. Starting off Friday, James Poll represented UDMC in the Men’s 1x Time trial, coming in 5th and moving straight to the semifinal. In the Varsity 8+ heat, Delaware won with a time of 6:14.944 to reach the semifinals on…


The Hens Sweep Knecht Cup

April 18, 2019

The full force of Delaware Crew took to the Cooper River this past weekend to compete in the Knecht Cup. The weather and water were fair, good racing conditions for the Hens. The competition was stiff, the Hens facing off against University of Michigan and Colgate University. But the opposition was no match for the Hens who quickly sped down the course. In every 8+ category the Hens saw success….


Lightweights battle Pennsylvania, Heavyweights battle the wind

April 2, 2019

This past weekend the Blue Hens continued their season with their second races. The Lightweights competed in Philadelphia against University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and M.I.T. The Heavyweights headed down to Fairfax, Virginia to compete in the  Occoquan Sprints.     The weather in Philadelphia was perfect for a race, Mid-50s with only a slight headwind and a good tail current. The Hens raced hard, the 1v and 2v finishing just…


Delaware Rowers Advance to Pan American Games

December 10, 2018

Congratulations to Will Purman ’13, Cooper Hurley ’18 and Jimmy McCullough ’19 for their performance down in Rio last week at the Pan American Qualifier Regatta. Will, representing Puerto Rico, finished 6th in the A Final for the Mens Single Sculls. Cooper and Jimmy, representing USA, finished 3rd in the B Final for the Mens Lightweight Double Sculls and 6th in the A Final for the Mens Quadruple Sculls. All three…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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,…