May. 20, 2016
Crew triumphant in fourth straight overall Dad Vail victory
In Philadelphia, racing on the Schuylkill River is a long standing tradition for crew. It’s held a number of regattas, like the Navy Day Regatta and the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in the fall. But, the most anticipated race on the Schuylkill in the spring season is always the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. What also seems to be tradition, in recent history, at least, is Drexel University grabbing the win at this last race.
May. 6, 2016
Last race before Dad Vail is successful showing for crew
In their last races before the much-anticipated Dad Vail Regatta, the Drexel University men’s and women’s crew teams competed April 30 and May 1 respectively.
Apr. 29, 2016
Crew races continues success on the Schuylkill
The Drexel University men’s crew team competed in the Bergen Cup, hosted on the Schuylkill River by St. Joseph’s University April 23.
Apr. 22, 2016
Crew races to six gold medals on the Schuylkill
This past weekend, April 16, the Drexel University crew team hosted the 50th annual Kerr Cup Regatta, named in honor of Dr. Thomas Kerr, on the Schuylkill River. Kerr was the founder of Drexel Crew, as well as their former physician.
Apr. 15, 2016
Crew successful at George Washington Invite, Knecht Cup
The Drexel Men’s Crew participated in the George Washington Invitational April 8 and 9. Both the varsity eight and the second varsity eight won their Friday morning races. The varsity eight is currently ranked at number 14 in the nation. Georgetown posed a difficult task as Drexel’s varsity eight in the Sandra Lee Sheller II just barely came away with a victory, winning by just seven tenths of a second with a time of 5:35:90. That may sound close, but somehow the second varsity eight found a way to make their race even closer by defeating Georgetown by only five tenths of a second. The second varsity eight raced in the Lois Krall boat and finished with a time of 5:41:10.
Apr. 8, 2016
Crew team’s weekend success extends from coast to coast
The Drexel University crew was spread out across the country and gave strong performances at three different tournaments this past weekend.
Nov. 6, 2015
Crew grabs a top ten finish at season closer in Princeton
While Drexel University Crew had a stellar fall season, their last showing, unfortunately, was far from their best.
Oct. 30, 2015
Crew’s success continues on home river with three top finishes
While the Dragons might have changed locations for their racing endeavor this weekend, it does not mean that their success rate has changed—well, not too drastically, at least.
Oct. 23, 2015
Successful year for crew continues at Head of Charles Regatta
Photo Courtesy Drexeldragons.com The men and women’s crew teams of Drexel University traveled to Boston for the Head of Charles Regatta last weekend, Oct. 17. Both teams were looking to follow up on a successful Navy Day Regatta, and they certainly did not disappoint. The Head of Charles Regatta is now 51 years old, marking it as a historic rowing event. It is a very well known regatta, as it attracts over 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators. The large-scale event requires a race planning committee that works year round and over 100 volunteers to allow the regatta to run smoothly. Due to its scale, this is an event where both Drexel teams wanted to impress. The competition for this Regatta was steep, as you would expect from a venue this large. Some of the fierce competitors the Dragrons faced included the University of Alabama, Brown University, Northeastern University, Fordham University, Yale University, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Regatta began with the Drexel women’s team racing in a 38-boat, club of eights division. There was certainly tough competition facing Drexel, but they were able to pull off a very impressive 17:42.33 time. This time notched Drexel a seventh place finish. Brown won the race with a time of 17:09.583. Out of 38 boats, for the Drexel women’s team to find themselves in seventh was an impressive feat, especially at such a prestigious race. Their efforts earned them a spot to compete in next year’s Head of Charles Regatta. The men’s second varsity eight team, in the Lois Krall boat, raced against 41 opponents. They were able to record a time of 15:44.724, which was good enough for an eighth place finish. They were less then a second away from finishing in seventh place as the University of California at Santa Barbara recorded a time of 15:44.136. Hobart College won this race with a time of 15:32.704. Drexel men’s varsity eight team found themselves in 20th place out of 27 competitor boats. The men finished with a time of 15:10.923. Drexel was just a second behind Georgetown for the 19th place finish, but unfortunately could not make the final push. Regardless, a 20th place is hardly anything to scoff at given the high level of competition. However, the team will certainly look to improve. Yale won this division with an impressive time of 14:18.970. All three teams battled hard for their positions at the Head of Charles Regatta, and each group should be proud of their performance. On Oct. 24th, Drexel will be competing in the Schuylkill Regatta, a race in which Drexel is the five-time defending champ. Drexel will certainly be looking to make themselves six-time champs.
Oct. 16, 2015
Four top finishes keep crew on winning streak
This week’s outstanding performance by the Drexel University crew team shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, as the Dragons keep rowing their way to win after win.
Sep. 25, 2015
Crew victory at Rumson Boat Race sign of big things to come
After a summer reprieve following a successful spring season, the Drexel University Crew team is back on the water—and by the looks of it, the team is still on a roll.
Aug. 7, 2015
Crew team’s Best recruit competing on global stage
Justin Best’s last name makes for an easy pun. Headline writers will rejoice in the ability to call him the “best” at what he does — row. And luckily for him, his last name is anything but a misnomer.
Jun. 5, 2015
Crew finishes with strong showing at nationals
The Drexel University men’s crew team outdid itself again. On top of taking an overall first place finish at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta and numerous other first place regatta finishes this season, the men’s team brought home another victory for the Dragons.
May. 29, 2015
Men’s crew team prepares for final race of the season
The men’s crew team rows during the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. The team will compete in its final race of the season at the IRA National Championships May 29. (Photo courtesy Drexel Dragons)The Drexel University crew team will compete in its final outing of the season May 29-31, as the men’s team will head to Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey, to compete in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s National Championships.
May. 22, 2015
Women’s crew places second at Colonial championships
The women’s crew team rows down the Schuylkill River during the 2015 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta May 9. (Neeharika Simha – The Triangle)While the men of the Drexel University crew team dominated the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, earning most of the points to win Drexel a third-straight title, the women’s team had its time to shine May 17 at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships Regatta.