April 22, 2006

Fourth Ranked Bears Earn Convincing Victory Over Dartmouth

April 22, 2006

Providence, RI - The Brown men's crew hosted Dartmouth on the Seekonk River in Providence on Saturday and the Bears came away with convincing victories in all three races on the day. The fourth ranked varsity eight remains perfect on the season, taking a victory of over 23 seconds from the Big Green. Brown earned open water victories in the second varsity eight and freshman eight races as well. The win for the second varsity was its first of the season while the freshman crew has won its last two races.

"It was good to see our varsity eight press ahead even though they had gained a sizeable lead early on. They kept on it and rowed strongly the whole way," said Head Coach Paul Cooke.

Brown has now defeated Dartmouth three years in a row. The last time the Big Green took down the Bears was in 2003 when they were ranked sixth in the country.

The Bears took charge at the start of all three races, gaining convincing leads early on and were able to extend those leads throughout the races. The second varsity eight, like the varsity eight, took a win of over 23 seconds while the freshman eight defeated Dartmouth by over 24 seconds.

Brown will get its toughest test of the regular season next Saturday as it will take on top-ranked Princeton. The Bears will then wrap up their regular season schedule by hosting Boston University on May 6. The annual EARC Sprints will be held on May 21 in Worcester, MA.

Varsity Eight
Brown: 5:30.11
Dartmouth: 5:53.89

Second Varsity Eight
Brown: 5:47.52
Dartmouth: 6:11.00

Freshman Eight
Brown: 5:56.94
Dartmouth: 6:21.08