Monday, April 9, 2012

Video of the Week: Princeton Wins 2012 Childs Cup



While there was a great deal of controversy swirling about the murky waters of the Thames over the weekend, the U.S. intercollegiate racing season continued on Lake Carnegie, where the Princeton Tigers took on Columbia and Penn for the 2012 edition of the Childs Cup. Conditions were less than ideal, but the Tiger heavies manage to row a clean race through considerable chop and wind in the above video, while Penn and Columbia battle it out for bragging rights. The Princeton men nearly posted a clean sweep of the events on Saturday, but the Penn 2F were able to out-duel the Tigers in a very long race (roughly seven minutes) by just over a length.

The Stein Cup between Harvard and Brown featured an extremely close race in the varsity eight, with the Crimson taking the victory in a blistering 5:25.4 to Brown's 5:26.0 in Providence, while the Northeastern men swept local rival Boston University to take the Arlett Cup. Meanwhile, over in sunny Southern California, Orange Coast College hosted the 47th annual Newport Regatta, which the Pirates won in dramatic fashion in a time of 6:01.1, just edging the University of San Diego at 6:01.3, and UCLA at 6:02.2.

On the women's side, Michigan State posted a near sweep of Iowa (with the exception of the 2F) in Solon, Iowa and The Ohio State University swept Wisconsin in the varsity events, while the Badgers took the frosh events in Bloomington, Indiana. Local rivals Washington and Washington State were in action on the Montlake Cut, with the Huskies winning all varsity events, and the Cougars taking the frosh eight by a length. Cornell made it two in a row over Yale for the Cayuga Cup, winning the varsity eight and varsity four, while the Bulldogs took the 2V, 3V and 2V4 events.

-RR

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