News and Announcements
This past Saturday the Binghamton Rowing Team held its annual Learn to Row Day, inviting new rowers and coxswains to our boathouse to teach them some of the basics.
We gave our Novices a taste of both water and land practices by splitting the day between rowing and erging. We saw some excitingly low splits during our erg relays and a lot of focused learning in the boats; the perfect combination for a successful Novice Team.
There’s nothing quite like the moment you fall in love with rowing and a lot of our current team members attribute their Learn to Row Days to what hooked them on the sport. We hope that the current Novice feel the same way!
This past week our Varsity Members started the season off by completing our annual 24 hour Erg-A-Thon. The team erged just over 600,000 meters on two ergs set up on the Binghamton University campus spine. Rowers signed up for an “hour of power” between the hours of noon on Thursday September 13th to noon on Friday September 14th with some rowers, like Varsity Man Joe Bourque, who completed a marathon row, erging for multiple hours at a time.
The Erg-A-Thon not only encourages our rowers to hop back onto ergs after a summer of cross training, but it also brings attention to the team. Whether it was students stopping to sign up for our listserv or encouraging our sweaty rowers in the heat the Erg-A-Thon helps the team continue to make a name for itself on campus.
It has been a while since we last published the Catch Newsletter, however, this year in an effort to bring it back, the team has shared their favorite memories and experiences from this year and what they will miss. Hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful summer!
The document THE_CATCH_2017_2018.pdf was attached to this post.
This weekend Binghamton Rowing traveled to Lee Park in Saratoga Springs to compete in the New York State Collegiate Championships.
The first event of the day was the Women’s Collegiate Varsity Eights, in which the VW8+ complete the 2k course with a time of 08:47.317 in sixth place. This was followed by the Men’s Collegiate Varsity Eights in which the VM8+ boat came in fourth place with a time of 07:08.013. Both varsity eights went on to petit finals for their respective events. The VW8+ came in fourth place overall with a time of 09:12.015 and the VM8+ came out in first place of petit finals with a time of 07:30.990.
Next we had the Women’s Collegiate Varsity Fours, in which the VW4+A and VW4+B boats placed in first with a time of 08:38.800 and second place with at time of 08:42.058 respectively. Allowing both boats to qualify for grand finals. The VW4A+ came in third place, taking home a bronze medal with their time of 09:15.310, followed by the VW4+B in fourth place with a time of 09:42.329.
The Men’s Collegiate Varsity Fours event was next with the VM4+ completing the 2k sprint with a time of 07:28.700 in first place, leading them to grand finals. In grand finals, the Men’s Four came in second place, taking home a silver medal with their time of 07:40.080.
The following event was the Women’s Collegiate Novice Eights in which the novice women came in third place with a time of 08:42.633 that qualified them for grand finals. In grand finals, they came in sixth place with a time of 10:08.217.
The Men’s Novice Eight came in fourth place with a time of 08:40.041, leading them to petit finals. There, due to an error by the officials they were timed at 25:17.900. The officials disqualified the boat, before they’re race went off due to miscommunication.
This race marks the end of the season. Congrats to our Varsity Fours and best of luck next fall to our boats.
This weekend Binghamton Rowing traveled down to Glen Island Park to compete in the Metropolitan Regatta. The VW8+ and VM8+ boats were the first events of the day for our team. The VW8+ came in fourth place with a time of 08:16.12 in their heat. The VM8+ qualified for finals in third place with a time of 07:07.16 in their heat.
The VW4+B & A boats were the next events up, both qualifying for finals in their respective heat. The VW4+B came in second place with a time of 08:44.70 and the VW4+A also came in second place with a time of 08:04.03. The VM4+ completed their preliminary race in first place with a time of 07:18.47 qualifying for finals. The following events were the NW8+ that came in fourth place with a time of 09:10.67. The Varsity Men’s Lightweight 4+ competed in the following heat, placing fifth with a time of 07:51.12
The team had four boats move on to finals: the VM8+, VM4+ and VW4+A &B boats. The Varsity Men’s 8+ came in fourth placed with a time of 07:39.46. The VW4+B came in sixth with a time of 09:45.69 and the VW4+A came in third place with a time of 09:12.98. The VM4+ finished the 2k sprint with a time of 08:02.10 setting themselves in second place.
A good day for racing for all boats through the rough salt water and windy race course. Next week, Binghamton Rowing will be traveling up to Saratoga Springs to compete in the New York State Collegiate Championships.