Heavies Retain Childs Cup

By Greg Hughes - Posted on 10 April 2012


The Heavies had a solid weekend of racing vs Penn and Columbia at the 101st running of the Childs Cup this past Saturday.  The Tigers overcame some very challenging conditions to win the 1V, 2V, 1F events and the 3V finished 2nd in the 2V race.  The Varsity win kept the Childs Cup here in the boathouse for the 3rd straight year and for the 18th time in 19 years.  The win also moved Princeton into the lead for all-time Childs Cup wins.  Princeton has now won the Childs Cup 45 times.  We have linked up the full results, race recaps from the event, and video and photos of each of the days races on the front page of our website at:


The crews are now all back at work in preparation for our trip up to Boston this coming weekend for the Compton Cup vs Harvard and MIT.  The racing will run on Saturday morning from 7:42AM to 8:54 AM, with the 1V going off last at 8:54.  The full schedule of races is now posted on our Race Calendar.  We will be rowing out of the MIT boathouse, which is located on the Charles River Basin on the Cambridge side of the river, about 600m from the finish line of the race course.  The finish line area is by far the best place for viewing and we look forward to having some fans there if you are in town.  If you cannot make it in, there is a live video broadcast scheduled, and we will post the details of this feed on the front page of our website as soon as we know them.

In other news, Jack Lindeman '11 was a member of the Cambridge 8+ that just won the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race in one of the more bizarre races in the history of the event.  For those of you that have not heard, the initial running of the race was about 2.5 miles into the 4+ mile course with both crews running exactly level when the race official saw a swimmer in the river right in front of the crews and had to stop the race for safety.  The river was eventually cleared, and the race was restarted about 1.5 miles from the finish. In the re-started race, there was a clash of oars and an Oxford blade was broken in the clash.  Cambridge pressed out to the win.  It is a race that will go down in history.  While it would have been great to see the crews race the race through uninterupted and we know that this is exactly what both Cambridge and Oxford wanted most, we are all proud of the way that Jack and his teammates handled the adversity of the day and the unfortunate circumstances that were faced.   Good racing, Jack.  If you are interested in reading a recap of the race, check out the following link:


Thanks so much for your support!


Greg Hughes
Head Coach, Heavyweight Men's Rowing
Princeton University
Office: 609.258.5356