Heavyweight Rowing Opens Spring Season at Home on Saturday versus Princeton
April 4, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The No. 12 Navy heavyweight rowing team will open the 2014 spring season this Saturday when it hosts No. 4 Princeton in the second head-to-head meeting between the programs in two years. The racing on the Severn River will begin at 7:20 a.m. with the first varsity competition. The schedule of events on Saturday will include a second varsity race at 7:40 a.m., the third varsity/first freshmen race at 8:00 a.m. and the fourth varsity race at 8:20 a.m.
"We are excited to start off our season on the Severn against Princeton,” said Navy head coach Rob Friedrich. “We are expecting some great racing and an opportunity to show the depth of our program."
Last season on Lake Carnegie in a home meet for Princeton, the Tigers defeated the Mids in three of the five races, including a tight varsity eight competition, 6:08.0 to 6:11.3. Navy earned victories in the fourth varsity/first freshmen race with a dominant 6:45.8 to 7:05.4 result, as well in the fifth varsity fours event.
Prior to last year’s meeting, Navy and Princeton had not met in head-to-head heavyweight rowing action since 2007.
The Midshipmen began their 2013-14 season by taking part in five events in the fall. During the slate of races, Navy’s V8 crew won the Head of the Potomac event and finished second in the Navy Day Regatta to highlight its fall action.
Schedule of Events:
7:20 A.M. - First Varsity
7:40 A.M. - Second Varsity
8:00 A.M. - Third Varsity (and Navy Plebes)
8:20 A.M. - Fourth Varsity (and Fifth Navy)
Directions to the Lower Course:
From the boathouse, you can walk to the finish line of the Lower Course. After crossing the road near the boathouse towards the cemetery, take the road that takes you along the water’s edge in the creek (Do not cross over bridge). Once you get to the hospital point fields, walk across field to the right corner of the seawall. The finish line is directly at that corner.