Friday, May 9, 2014

Video Of The Week: Spring Break with the Wolverines



This week's video comes from spring break training camp with our frontrunners for the 2014 ACRA national title, the University of Michigan Wolverines. From the above, it looks as though the Michigan men's squad enjoyed some unfamiliar conditions (sun, warmth), and took full advantage of their camp, on and off the water. The Wolverines are in action this weekend in Philadelphia at the 76th Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, and having won their heat are well positioned to take a run at the title again this year—their last heavyweight varsity eight victory came in 2012, when they edged FIT by roughly three tenths of a second to claim the crown on the Schuylkill. Other contenders for the men's varsity eight title this year look to be FIT, Bucknell, Grand Valley, Virginia, and defending champions Drexel—these are probables for tomorrow's final, though there is a tough round of semis coming up on Saturday morning.

For live, streaming coverage of Dad Vails, check out ESPN's feed here, and keep and eye on our Twitter feed for more updates throughout the racing.

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