CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Dartmouth heavyweight rowing opened the season at the Head of the Charles on Saturday and Sunday, racing in the Club 4+, Club 8+ and Championship 8+.
The Big Green finished 10th out of 26 boats entered in the Championship 8+ on Sunday (13:56.202), ahead of Boston University (13:58.622) and Cornell (13:59.716). Dartmouth was stroked by Evin Dwinell, and coxed by Jake Rauh, who brought their boat to a higher place finish than last year’s 11th place ending.
In Saturday’s Club 8+ event, the Big Green rowed to a ninth-place finish (15:06.594), behind Boston University, who took first, Harvard and Brown.
Dartmouth also had a group in the Club 4+ event, coming in second place with a time of 16:32.740, just 10 seconds behind Riverside and ahead of BU, Northeastern and Harvard. The Big Green started in first before Riverside pulled in front and remained closely ahead of them through the end of the race.
The Head of the Charles is the largest two-day regatta in the world, with more than 11,000 athletes competing and near 400,000 spectators for 61 events during the weekend.
Dartmouth will return to the water next Sunday, October 29th, at the Princeton Chase.