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BOSTON, Mass. – The Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) coaches have announced the recipients of their major award winners following the 2017 Men's Eastern Sprints Regatta. The Dartmouth heavyweight varsity eight captured the Rusty Callow Award.

The Big Green earned the award after placing fifth overall in the Grand Final of the varsity eight on May 14. This was Dartmouth's highest finish in the event since 2010.

“The six seniors and two juniors in this crew have certainly taken their fair share of lumps over the past few years, and despite some tough results over that time, they've done an incredible job of sticking together and remaining committed to a long-term process,” Wyatt Allen, the Betsy and Mark Gates 1959 Head Coach of Dartmouth Men's Heavyweight Rowing, said. “It has been fun to see them enjoy a little success this season. This group has been driven in large part by their respect for the programs they face week after week in the EARC league, so receiving this recognition from their peers and competitors is a really nice honor.”

The Rusty Callow Award is presented each year by the EARC programs to the crew that best personifies the virtues of “spirit, courage and unity.” Awarded annually since 1963, the winner of the award is determined by a vote of the head coaches of the EARC. Rusty Callow was a legendary rowing coach, whose career spanned the first half of the 20th century. Rusty coached for many years at Washington, Penn and Navy. Among his many accomplishments, Callow coached the 1952 Navy crew to an Olympic gold medal.

 

Information courtesy of EARC