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Varsity 8 and Freshmen 4 Take Silver at 2017 ACRA National Championship

The Bucknell men made their annual return to Gainesville, Georgia, to compete in the 2017 ACRA National Championship last Saturday and Sunday. Despite a small weather delay on Sunday morning, conditions on the 1996 Olympic rowing course on Lake Lanier were great. The regatta would be highlighted by the varsity eight’s 2nd place, the freshmen four’s 2nd place finish, and Nicole Finan’s 7th place finish in the women’s single (her first ever race in the single).

Bison Compete at National Invitational Rowing Championship

Bucknell returned to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA to compete at the NIRC regatta (formerly the ECAC championship). The Bison finished well, with the Varsity eight placing 7th, third varsity eight finishing 4th, and varsity four finishing 6th.

Team Takes Second at MARC Championships

Last Saturday the Bison made their return to the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championship. The Bison would place second overall in the team competition behind Marietta College, losing by one point. Despite the team loss individual boats would have good days, with the 1v placing second, the 2v and 3v both winning by open water, the freshmen four finishing in 5th, and the varsity four finishing 7th. Despite some early morning showers and high temperatures late in the day, conditions on Gifford Pinchot Lake proved great for racing.

Bucknell Takes Down #4 Army

Last Saturday, the Bucknell Bison traveled to Foster Joseph Sayer Lake, located in Bald Eagle State Park in Howard, PA. Conditions proved to be near perfect, despite some morning rain, with temperatures in the mid 60’s and minimal wind. The Bison would be joining Army and Penn State’s annual Faunce Cup racing. The Faunce Cup was created in 2015 to honor the memory of Penn State graduate and Arym ROTC member, Captain Brian R. Faunce, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2003.

Bison Compete at 51st Annual Kerr Cup Regatta

The Bison made their return to Philadelphia last weekend at the Kerr Cup. Conditions on the Schuylkill River were great for racing, with temperatures in the high 60’s, a slight headwind, and passing clouds. The Kerr Cup hosted a wide variety of teams. In addition to normal rivals Drexel, Michigan, and Delaware, Bucknell would get to race some unfamiliar faces, west coast programs UC San Diego and Gonzaga.

3v Earns Bronze at Knecht, V8 and 2V Finish in Petite Finals

A bronze medal by the 3rd varsity eight highlighted a good weekend of racing for the Bison last Saturday and Sunday at the Knecht Cup, held on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ. The 3rd varsity eight and the varsity four both made the grand finals, the Varsity and 2nd varsity eights both made the petite finals, and the freshmen four just missed out on a finals position. Racing conditions over the weekend proved challenging. On Saturday only the freshmen four and the Varsity eight got races off, before high winds cancelled racing for the remainder of the day.

Team Gains Experience at the Cayuga Inlet Duals

The Bison continued their racing season last Saturday, April 1st at the Cayuga Inlet Duals. Conditions were harsh, with temperatures in the mid 30’s, light rain, and a constant headwind. Joining the Bison in Ithaca were the Cornell Lightweights, Hobart, Ithaca, the Mercyhurst Lightweights, and Franklin & Marshall. Each boat would be paired up for a morning race, then based on times would be assigned a new opponent for the afternoon.

Men's Crew Kicks Off Spring Season

For the third year in a row, the Bison returned to Lake Anna State Park for their spring break training camp. Lake Anna is nestled in the rolling hills of Northeast Virginia, just past Spotsylvania. Normally Lake Anna has miles of protected water, with temperatures in March ranging from slightly chilly to pleasantly mild. The 2017 edition proved to be slightly different. Temperatures hovered in the mid 30’s with winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour. Forced with the prospect of rough weather conditions all week, the Bison hunkered down and got on with it.

Men Close Out the Fall Season at the Rutgers Fall Classic

Closing out the men’s fall season was the 2016 Rutgers Fall Classic, in New Brunswick, NJ on the Raritan River. Joining the men at the annual Fall Classic were the U.S. Naval Academy Heavyweight and Lightweight squads, Drexel University, and Rutgers University. Racing conditions proved fair, with temperatures in the mid 50’s, abundant sunshine, and some a little wind.

Collegiate 8 finishes 12th at the Head of the Charles

The Bucknell Men rowed to their best finish at the Head of the Charles since 2013, finishing 12th out of 37 programs in the Collegiate Eight. Conditions in Boston proved difficult, with sustained winds in the low 20’s, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. Despite rough water early on the Bison powered past a number of crews, catching the University of Minnesota quickly, then taking advantage of calmer waters to get past Boston College as well. A strong middle section of the race saw Bucknell move from 14th place at an early checkpoint to as high as 9th place coming into the Eliot Bridge.

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