Boston, Mass. – 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.
In the varsity race, Brown and Northeastern raced level off the line. It appeared that one of the Brown oarsmen had a problem with his seat in the start but he was able to recover. Both crews rowed aggressively early in the race but neither took the advantage until Brown began to move ahead in the second 500 meters.
Brown slowly, but steadily, pulled away throughout the middle of the race, clearing open water with 500 meters to go. In the final quarter of the race, Brown gained another length advantage to win by just over seven seconds.
The second varsity eight boat took a strong lead from the start and was able to stave off attacks by the Northeastern crew. Brown won the race by open water.
Northeastern won the first freshmen race by six seconds. Brown won the 2nd freshmen four by a quarter length. Brown's fourth varsity also raced Harvard and lost by half a length in a hard fought race.
Brown 3V 6:25.2
Harvard 2F 6:32.3
Second Freshmen 4