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Heavyweights End Fall Racing at Head of the Charles

(photo by Don Clark, Yale sports publicity)
(photo by Don Clark, Yale sports publicity)

Cambridge, Mass.- The Yale heavyweight rowing team finished their fall season of racing today at the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass.  The heavyweights had two boats compete in the historic regatta, which marked their last race before the spring season.

The first race of the day for the team was the Men's Championship Fours event, in which they finished 13th in a field of 20, with a time of 17:28.4.

The second race was the Men's Championship Eights event.  The Bulldogs finished 11th with a time of 15:02.0, in a field of 37 boats.

Placing second in the event, behind OTC Amsterdam, was the USRowing national team entry.  Eli alum and two-time U23 gold medalist in the eight, Tom Dethlefs '12, was rowing in the two-seat of that boat, with another Eli, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in the men's four, Charlie Cole '07, sitting in front of him in the three-seat.

The competition today marks the heavyweight's last race of the fall.  Now they will refocus on their training for the spring, which will be split between work on the water and indoors, in the tanks.  The team will travel to Florida over winter break to escape the soon-to-be frozen Housatonic in order to get even more time on the water.

Full results from the 2013 HOCR can be found here.


Report filed by Ari Zimmet '16, Yale Sports Publicity.