ACRA National Championships were a big success and a great end to a strong season. We had many boats finishing better than ever in their respective races; read on for a full list of results. Thank you to all of the family, friends, and alumni who came out to support the team throughout the weekend; it was very special and motivating for the entire team.
Four of our team members made the Regional All-South team! Congratulations to Yuna Pyun (All-American Second Team), Katie Chrisman, Griffin Meert, and Andrew Kress!
The season may have come to an end, but the team is already working hard to build off of this year’s successes and working to make next season even more memorable.
Men’s Varsity Pair: 7th in the Grand final
Women’s Varsity Pair: 3rd in the B final
Men’s Varsity Double: 4th in the B final
Men’s Novice Four: 6th in the B final
Men’s Varsity Four: 2st in the C final
Women’s Varsity Eight: 1st in the B final
After the first day of racing at ACRA National Championships, here is the schedule for tomorrow’s racing. It will be an exciting day of racing!
- Men’s varsity double: B final at 9:56
- Women’s varsity pair: B final at 10:08
- Men’s varsity pair: Grand final at 10:26
- Men’s novice four: B final at 10:48
- Men’s varsity four: C final at 9:12
- Women’s varsity eight: B final at 12:56
Goodluck to all of our boats!!!
ACRA is this weekend, April 28th and 29th, in Gainesville, Georgia. If you are in the area, please come out and support the team at the biggest race of the season! The course address is listed below:
Lake Lanier Olympic Venue
3105 Clarks Bridge Road
If you cannot make it to the regatta, watch all of the exciting races online with the livestream:
Sunday May 15th was the End of Year Banquet where the team celebrated the season and took a look at all of the memories from the season. Coach Jon Miller recapped the year and spoke about each of our seniors. He also announced the awards for Most Improved and MVP for each squad, as well as the Commodore Award, which is given to one team member each year. Read below for a full list of awards and pictures from the banquet.
Most Improved Novice Man: Gabe Hoppock
Most Valuable Novice Man: Noam Kosofosky
Most Improved Novice Woman: Brittany Correia
Most Valuable Novice Woman: Katy Roach
Most Improved Varsity Man: Griffin Meert
Most Improved Varsity Woman: Jamey Gallegos
Black and Gold Award Varsity Man: Andrew Kress
Black and Gold Award Varsity Woman: Yuna Pyun
Commodore Award: Darcy Smith
On the weekend of May 1st, the Varsity Women’s 8+ travel to Batavia, Ohio to compete at MACRA (Mid-American Collegiate Rowing Association) Regatta for the first time. Sunday, race day, was supposed to be filled with bad weather, but turned out to be a beautiful day for racing. In the morning, the women placed fourth in their heat with a time of 7:29.5, qualifying them for the Grand Final. In the afternoon, they improved their time and placed sixth in the Grand Final with a time of 7:19.6. Overall, it was a great day of racing for the Varsity Women’s 8+!
On the weekend of April 16th, the team competed in the annual SIRA Championship Regatta! This is one of the biggest races of the season, where Vanderbilt squads race against more than sixty collegiate clubs. After a fierce weekend of racing, all women’s boats earned medals in their races: a first in the team’s history! Read below for the full result’s from the SIRA Regatta.
Varsity Women's 8+ placed 3rd in the Grand Final
Men's Varsity 8+ launching for their final race
The Varsity Women's 8+ before getting ready to race
On April 2nd and 3rd the Varsity Women’s 8+ raced in the 43rd San Diego Crew Classic. Over 117 teams were present for this prestigious regatta and this was the first time the Varsity Women’s 8+ had ever competed in the Crew Classic. The women competed in the Division 2/Division 3/Club race and on Saturday they placed fourth in their heat, earning them a spot in the Grand Final Sunday morning, where they placed seventh! The women had a great time in Southern California representing Vanderbilt at the San Diego Crew Classic. It was a weekend full of fun racing and great weather!
Results (Division 2/Division3/Club):
Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat: Fourth place
Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final: Seventh place
The weekend of April 2nd was huge for the Vanderbilt Rowing team! While the varsity women’s 8+ traveled to San Diego for the 42nd annual San Diego Crew Classic, our women’s pair and men’s squad competed alongside forty-four other teams at the Clemson Sprints at Lake Hartwell, South Carolina.
While boats competed in the morning, wind conditions in the afternoon had worsened and forced the cancellation of all finals and afternoon races. Read below the cut to find the results from the morning races!
On March 26th the team invited Mercyhurst University and Illinois University to Percy Priest Lake for a home scrimmage. We raced eights and fours, and it was a beautiful day with some very close competition! Thank you to both Mercyhurst and Illinois for travelling to Nashville for this scrimmage! Find the results below the cut.
On March 19, 2016, the team hosted the annual Vanderbilt Invitational. This year, the race was held on the Cumberland River for the first time! University of Dayton, Washington University in St. Louis, College of Charleston, and Tulane University all came to compete. Thank you to the Nashville Rowing Club members who volunteered at this regatta and helped make it a success! Find the results below the cut.
Photo credit: HHrowingpictures.