Crusaders To Race Versus Northeastern, Oregon State, Harvard, Syracuse & Rutgers

Kevin Smith

Holy Cross Men's Rowing
No team scores vs. Georgetown, Princeton, N.J., 4/14
Saturday, April 21 vs. Northeastern, Oregon State & Harvard, Boston, Mass., 7:00 a.m.
Sunday, April 22 vs. Rutgers, Worcester, Mass. 

  • The Holy Cross men's rowing team will take on Northeastern, Oregon State, Harvard and Syracuse on the Charles River in Boston on Saturday, April 21. The Crusaders' varsity eight will race against Northeastern for the Congram Cup, while Oregon State's varsity eight will also be in the race. Northeastern's varsity eight was ranked No. 9 in last week's USRowing Collegiate Poll and Oregon State was No. 18. The Crusaders' third varsity eight will race versus Harvard's fourth varsity eight. The Crusaders will then meet EARC opponent Rutgers on Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday, April 22. Last season the Crusaders swept all three races versus Rutgers with the varsity eight, second varsity eight and freshman eight all earning victories.
  • The second varsity eight has won two straight races. The Crusaders earned a first-place finish versus George Washington and the Crusaders' third varsity eight at the George Washington Invitational on April 7, while they defeated the Crusaders' third varsity eight and Georgetown's second varsity eight on April 14.
  • The Crusaders will conclude the regular season versus Bucknell on April 29 on Lake Quinsigamond. The Crusaders will then compete at the Eastern Sprints (May 13) on Lake Quinsigamond as they will row against some of the best teams in the nation. Holy Cross will conclude the season pending qualification at the IRA National Championship (May 31-June 2) in Camden, N.J.