2011-12 Men's Crew News

July 2, 2012
Brown Rowers Gain Second Place Finishes At The Henley Royal Regatta
While victory was just outside the grasp of the Brown men’s crew at the Henley Royal Regatta, the Bears represented their university and their country with two of its boats placing second in the historical competition that has been held annually since 1839. Each race at Henley is a head-to-head, winner take all, matchup. In the blue ribbon Grand Challenge Cup (8+) Championship race, Brown fell to the California Rowing Club, made up of oarsmen who just missed out on Olympic selection, by a length and a quarter in Sunday’s finals. The Bears also competed in Temple Challenge Cup (8+), which began with 68 entries, falling to the University of Washington by three lengths in Sunday’s final race.

June 30, 2012
Brown Men's Crew Excels at Henley Royal Regatta
The Brown Men's Crew Team rowed to another set of successful races on Friday in the Grand Challenge Cup and the Temple Challenge Cup of the Henley Royal Regatta. The Brown Varsity, the only University Crew in a field of international competitors, easily defeated Centro Nazionale di Canottaggio Piediluco, Italy.

June 19, 2012
Brown Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Ivy Honors
Providence, R.I. – The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2012 spring Academic All-Ivy, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five females and five males were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

June 2, 2012
Brown Men’s Crew Places Second in the Country at 2012 IRA National Championship
In a thrilling varsity eight race which capped an exciting three-day Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship, the Brown Men’s Crew finished second in the country, besting Ivy League-rival Harvard by nearly half a length to take the silver medal back to Providence. The Washington Huskies put up a dominant performance, winning each grand final race. Brown, Washington and California were the only three crews at the Regatta to advance all five of its boats to the grand finals.

June 1, 2012
Men’s Crew Eyes National Title After Sending All Boats to IRA Grand Finals
The Brown men’s crew put itself in championship position, advancing all five of its boats to the Grand Finals of the 2012 Intercollegiate Racing Association (IRA) National Championship. The Bears varsity eight and varsity four boats each won its semifinal heats, while the freshman eight boat earned second. The second varsity placed third in its semifinal and the open four boat finished second overall.

May 31, 2012
Brown Men’s Crew Primed for IRA National Championship
The Ivy League Champion Brown men’s crew returns to the water on May 31 – June 2 for the 2012 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships on the Cooper River. The Bears are coming off an upset performance of the then-undefeated Harvard Crimson at the EARC Sprints and have their sights set on the top spot in the IRA this season. The three-day competition begins tomorrow at 8 a.m.

May 31, 2012
Brown Advances Four Boats to IRA Semifinals
The Brown men’s crew had an impressive day on the water at the 2012 IRA National Championships, advancing four boats to the semifinals. The varsity eight boat started off the racing on the Cooper River on Thursday morning, winning its heat by nearly a full length. The second varsity, freshman eight and varsity four boats all finished second in their heats.

May 13, 2012
Brown Looks to Speed Past Competition at EARC Sprints
Head coach Paul Cooke and the Brown Men’s Crew heads to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., on Sunday, May 13, for the start of postseason racing at the 67th Eastern Association of Rowing College (EARC) Sprints. Not only is the top spot in the EARC on the line, but the Ivy League trophy is also up for grabs.

May 13, 2012
Brown Varsity Eight Victorious at EARC Sprints; Claims Ivy League Title
The Brown men’s crew pulled off a fantastic upset on Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday afternoon, downing the highly-touted favorite, Harvard, in the varsity eight race by just over thee-tenths of a second to come away victorious at the 67th annual Eastern Associate of Rowing College (EARC) Sprints. With the victory, the Bears claimed the Marc Bergschneider Ivy League Championship Trophy, snapping Harvard’s two-year reign at the top of the conference.

April 28, 2012
Brown Wins Content Cup With Open Water Victory Over Princeton
On a day of calm winds and clear skies the No. 3 Brown men's crew was victorious over No. 8 Princeton, bringing home the Content Cup to Providence. The Bears's varsity eight boat had and exicting race against the Tigers as the back-and-forth contest ended in Bruno's favor as Brown sped past Princeton.

April 21, 2012
No. 4 Brown Men’s Crew Sweeps No. 15 Dartmouth
The fourth-ranked Brown Men’s Crew swept all races with Ivy League foe and 15-ranked Dartmouth this Saturday on the Seekonk River under favorable conditions with the highlight of the day an open water victory in the varsity eight race to retain the Atalanta Cup, the first intercollegiate rowing trophy.

April 14, 2012
No. 6 Brown Men’s Crew Varsity Eight Downs No. 9 Northeastern to Claim Dreissigacker Cup
On the Charles River on Saturday morning the No. 6 Brown men’s crew took on No. 9 Northeastern and earned an open water victory over the Huskies to the win the Dreissigacker Cup. The second varsity was also victorious by open water while the first freshman boat won by six seconds and the second freshman won by just over a second.

April 7, 2012
Brown 3V8 and V4 Victorious in Home Dual Against Harvard in Battle for Stein Cup
The Brown men’s crew met perennial Ivy League rival Harvard on their home course on the Seekonk River on Saturday morning in another hotly contested battle for the Stein Cup. Under sunny skies and increasing tailwinds, the Bears found mixed success against their crimson counterparts with two of Brown's six crews winning their race in some tough racing conditions.

March 31, 2012
No. 7 Brown Men’s Crew Topped in West Coast Show Down at No. 2 Washington
Facing rain, choppy conditions and a strong headwind on Saturday at Washington, the Brown men’s crew was topped by the Huskies. Travel, weather, borrowed boats and oars, and home course advantage all played a factor as Washington took all five races between the two top-10 schools.

March 24, 2012
Brown Faces Yale in First Ivy Challenge of 2012
Brown Men's Crew has its first race of the 2012 season this Saturday, March 24, when the Bears head to Connecticut to Take on Yale. Bruno and the Elis will each field three eights, culminating in the varsity eight event. A free live video stream for the event is available.

March 24, 2012
Yale Tops Brown in First Race of 2012
Brown faced off against Yale in their first races of the 2012 season on the Housatonic. The Bears and Bulldogs not only battled each other, but tough weather conditions in three highly-contested races. In the end, it was Yale who would use their home course advantage to take each race.

February 29, 2012
Brown Crew Well Represented at World Indoor Championships
Both the Brown men’s and women’s crew were well represented the CRASH-B Sprints, the world indoor rowing championships at the Agganis Arena in Boston, as several Bears posted top times. Rowers from all around the world compete in the championships, including student-athletes from many of the college teams that Brown races against in the spring.