Men’s Crew Primed for Eastern Sprints, Ivy Championship

Men’s Crew Primed for Eastern Sprints, Ivy Championship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University men's crew will open up postseason competition this Sunday when the Bears race at the Eastern Association of Rowing College (EARC) Sprints on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. The morning heats will start at 8 AM before the afternoon finals at 1 PM.

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Morning Heat Schedule
8:00 AM – Fourth Varsity Eight – Lane 2
8:40 AM – Third Varsity Eight – Lane 3
9:24 AM – Varsity Eight – Lane 3
10:12 AM – Second Varsity Eight – Lane 3 
1:12 PM - Fifth Varsity Grand Final - Lane 2 

About The Sprints
In addition to the EARC title, made up of the top rowing schools in the East, the Eastern Sprints will also determine the Ivy League Championship. The Sprints is located on a six-lane course and features a heat/final progression with trials in the morning followed by finals in the afternoon. Spectators will be able to enjoy the full race experience at Regatta Point State Park. 

Bruno At The Sprints
Brown has captured nine Ivy League titles all-time, including most recently in 2012 to complete a stretch of three in five years. The Bears also won the Ivy title in 1972, 1984, 1987, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2008 and 2009. 

Brown won a pair of bronze medals at the 2016 Eastern Sprints, finishing third in the varsity and third varsity events. The Bears also took third out of 18 schools in the Rowe Cup standings, awarded to the school with the highest number of total points.