Success at SIRAs - Oak Ridge, TN
During the week of April 16-17th Purdue Crew had a very successful regatta at this years SIRAs. The Novice Women's 2nd 8+ and the Varsity Women's Ltwt 4+ both achieved first in the grand finals of their events. All other crews were able to compete in their perspective grand finals with the exception of the Varsity Men's JV8 which took first in their petite final. With successful racing across the team, Purdue Crew was able to go home with the Oakridge Cup team points trophy for the 16th time, the 13th straight time since 2003. Great job to all Athletes and a big thanks to parents, alumni, and fans for your support!
Read the SIRAs race story here: Race Results
Purdue Crew Race In San Diego
Purdue Crew had a strong showing at San Diego in the Annual San Diego Crew Classic. The Varsity Men's 1st and 2nd eights along with the Women's 1st eight competed with schools from coast to coast including teams such as Yale, Princeton, University of California University's, Michigan, and many more.
The Men's 1st eight raced well winning their first race for a lane in the grand final then taking second in the grand final while fighting Temple for the gold.
The Men's 2nd varsity eight competed well against squads which had a majority of taller and heavier guys. However, the lighter 2nd varsity eight was unable to secure a spot in the grand final.
The women's 1st varsity eight saw tough competition as well. The Purdue women raced well against a majority of scholarship varsity programs. However, they were also unable to secure a lane in the grand final.
Read the San Diego race story here: Race Results
Picture: Purdue Crew San Diego Team with Alumni