At the start of the season, Princeton rowing head coach Lori Dauphiny was admittedly more nervous about her team's hopes for reaching the NCAA Championships. With changes to qualifications, Dauphiny thought her team might need to sweat out Tuesday's Selection Show.
Princeton head coach Greg Hughes could feel good about both the present and future of the Tiger heavyweight rowing program after a positive day at Eastern Sprints. While the varsity eight held its seed and ended up one spot off the medal dock, the Tigers did earn both a gold and a silver medal and saw all three boats reach their respective finals.
The Princeton men's lightweight took fifth at the 2013 EARC Championships Sunday on Lake Quinisgamond in Worcester, Mass., though the second varsity came out of the Sprints with a bronze medal. The 2V placed third to Cornell and Harvard, holding off Yale to earn a spot on the medal dock.
The 2013 Ivy League champion Princeton open varsity eight was called back to the dock shortly after being awarded the Sally P. Shoemaker Trophy, and it couldn't have been a happier return trip. In a program where team depth and determination has guided Princeton back atop the league, the Tigers were able to celebrate a second straight team title at the 2013 Ivy League Championships.
Whether it is Sprints or the Ivy League Championships, this league regatta is annually considered a wide-open competition, even when one program comes in as the favorite. So what happens when there is no favorite, when every boat has suffered at least one defeat at the hands of an Ivy League rival?
In the preseason, both the coaches and members of the Princeton heavyweight rowing team decided that they could do even more this season. While they have been pleased with the results so far, they are hopeful that the ultimate goal will be a golden one this Sunday.
A late-season victory over Columbia has sent the Princeton men's lightweight rowing team into Sunday's Eastern Sprints with momentum. The Tigers will be vying for their 17th Ivy League title when they try to upset top-ranked Harvard.
Before heading to their respective championship events this weekend, women's open senior standout Heidi Robbins and men's heavyweight captain Michael Evans join the latest edition of TigerCast.
Women's lacrosse senior standout Caroline Rehfuss and women's lightweight rowing head coach Paul Rassam join the latest edition of TigerCast.
The Princeton women's lightweight rowing team returned to the medal stand at the EAWRC Championships Sunday afternoon at Cooper River. The Tigers placed second to Harvard in the varsity eight, while the fours placed third to earn bronze.