This weekend the men traveled up to Bellingham to compete against WWU on Whatcom Lake, WWU Men’s beautiful home course.
The novice men faced off against Western’s A and B boat, with Western’s A boat taking a quick and decisive lead on the field within the first few hundred meters, and staying out front the rest of the race. However, WWU’s B boat fought a losing battle with SU’s crew, with SU walking through Western’s B boat within the first thousand meters. The Redhawks also put up a strong fight in a V8+ against WWU, which was comprised of a mix of varsity and novice rowers. The novice and lightweight four+ races were cancelled due to increasing winds, but almost all the SU athletes were able to race.
Both teams are looking forward to seeing each other on the water this weekend, and at ACRAs, and were already talking about next year’s scrimmage.
Olympian Tim Mickelson, 2014 banquet guest speaker, has donated his Vespoli single to the men’s team. Thank you Tim – we are deeply grateful! Welcome to the newest member of the Redhawk Fleet!
Congratulations to the M2- and MN4+ on first in the respective races! The MLWV4+ showed a strong finish, and the MN8+ learned about breakage. They lost their steering cable in the start but the coxswain grabbed the rudder behind her and they amped it up to row their own race the rest of the way down. They made some distance back on Oregon, but Western and Oregon were impossibly far ahead to get fully back in the mix. They leave the course today disappointed at that last race but determined and hungry for our next chance to compete.
Racing through the Fremont Ship Canal, the men’s team fielded a MLwt4+, MV4+, and two MN4+ against SPU.
The lightweight event saw SU ahead at the 1,000 meter mark, but the Redhawks were behind by the finish, with a time of 7:12.01 vs their 7:07.20.
Pulling in at the middle of the pack, the MV4+ placed second of three boats, with SPU(A) racing to a 6:42.52, SU at 7:14.70, and SPU(B) at 7:22.46.
The last race of the Raptor Cup was the MN4+ event, with SU taking second and third place against SPU. Times: SPU 7:19.55, SU 7:38.45, and SU 8:37.62.
Great races at American Lake, Lakewood, WA with the M2-, MV4+, and MN4+. Declan Connor-Boyle and Jacobe Sell set off the day strong in the M2-, and the MN4+ finished the day with equal power. The MLWV4+ pulled through the finish ahead of their other LW4+ competitor, WSU.
Thank you to all who came! It was a runaway success, with over 105 registered attendees! Tim provided a rousing speech, we dedicated the men’s racing pairs “The Enforcer” and the “Redhawk Rising,” and we had over forty alumni, family members, and friends of the program celebrate with the teams!
If you didn’t see it last week, here’s a little coverage of Men’s Crew in the SU Spectator!
Dear SU Crew Alumni, Family Members, and Friends,
Please join us and celebrate the men and women of Seattle University Crew and Seattle University Women’s Rowing through fellowship, food, and the Christening of two racing pairs, as the teams enter their spring racing season.
March 9, 2014
12:15PM Boat Christening
Please use the following link to purchase your ticket today.
Mass will be held at the Chapel of St. Ignatius, the Boat Dedication by the chapel, and the Banquet in the Fr. LeRoux Room in the Student Center.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!
The Seattle University Rowing Foundation Board of Directors, Seattle University Men’s Rowing, and Seattle University Women’s Rowing
Join the SURF for good times and good beer at Fremont Brewing Company in Fremont on Thursday, November 21st at 6pm! SURF Pub Night is a monthly event for Seattle U Crew alumni and friends to come together, share stories, and stay connected with the team! Come visit our Facebook event for more details.
Coming back strong from their races at Portland Fall Classic, the MV4+ began the chase after two UW boats, and holding off UO for the duration of the race. Congratulations to Jacobe Sell and Myles Hollowed, who came in first in the M2+. The MN8+ gave a strong performance, wrapping up the fall racing season just in time for winter training to begin.