Successful Start to Spring Season
(Auth. Prachant Bradwell - Historian)
Over the week of Spring Break (March 11-17) all squads of the Purdue Crew Team traveled to Clemson, SC for a week of training and fun; finally getting on the water and off the erg machines. During Spring Break Training, the team endured two practices a day, and rowed thousands of meters, with all athletes competing for seats. Additionally, the Novice and Varsity Men were able to scrimmage against the US Military Academy Rowing Team, with each squad seeing great results. Overall, the week was very successful, with everybody gaining boat speed and confidence to move forward with for the Spring sprint racing season. To cap things off, the team had a delicious BBQ per tradition, and traveled on to Marietta, OH for a dual regatta against Marietta College.
Read the Marietta race story here: Race Results
The Men's Varsity 8, Men's Second Varsity 8, and Women's Varsity 8 will be racing in the San Diego Crew Classic this coming Saturday and Sunday (4/2-4/3).
"Boatloads of Good Samaritans"
On Monday March 7th Purdue Crew handed over a check of about $8,500 to Lafayette Urban Ministries executive director Joe Micon on behalf of the team's Row-a-thon effort. The check, which is one of among the largest donations the LUM receives for the Good Samaritan fund, helps pay for families unpaid expenses. WLFI Channel 18 news was at the event to capture the moment. View the news cast and read more here: http://wlfi.com/2016/03/07/boatloads-of-good-samaritans/