HENLEY-ON-THAMES, United Kingdom – The Brown men's crew sent the freshmen eight to the finals and the varsity eight to the semifinals at the Henley Royal Regatta as the Bears wrapped up the final day of competition at the prestigious five-day event on Sunday.
The historical Henley Royal Regatta features a knockout-style competition with just two crews in head-to-head format.
After defeating A.S.R. Nereus of the Netherlands in the semifinals of the Temple Challenge Cup on Saturday, the Brown freshmen eight fell to Oxford Brookes in the finals on Sunday, finishing behind by just under three lengths. Brown previously downed Edinburgh University on Thursday and the University of Bristol in the first race of The Temple Challenge Cup, a race open to novice male crews from colleges, universities or schools. The Brown freshmen earned bronze at the IRA National Championship and won gold at the EARC Eastern Sprints.
The Brown varsity eight fell to the Leander Club on Saturday in the semifinals of the Ladies' Challenge Plate, edged only by about a deck length. In the first race in the Ladies' Challenge Plate on Friday, the Bears beat Oxford Brookes University and Taurus Boat Club by three-fourths of a length, advancing to the semifinals with a time of six minutes and 46 seconds. The varsity eight boat wrapped up an impressive campaign after finishing second at the IRA National Championship as well as the Eastern Sprints.
For complete results and photos, visit brownbears.com.