Bucknell Ends Year on Promising Note at Dad Vails

All year Bucknell trained with the hope of a championship regatta in the back of its mind, but remained somewhat skeptical about the likelihood of one occurring or even receiving permission to attend. With the March announcement of the 2021 Dad Vail Regatta and the stringent COVID testing protocols to be enforced, Bucknell put in…

Bucknell Hosts Temple Lightweights, Mercyhurst

Yesterday Bucknell debuted its newly arranged Sunbury shore racecourse. The course is no Nathan Benderson or Lake Natoma, but it’s 2000m, goes straight and includes buoys. The visiting opponents were the Temple Lightweights and Mercyhurst University, two strong programs that consistently medal in the eight at the Dad Vail Regatta. Heading into Sunday, Bucknell knew…

Bucknell visits UVA for Classic ACRA Duel

In a year where races – even practices – are scant across the IRA & ACRA, last Saturday rekindled an old friendship between two of the fastest club teams in the country: the University of Virginia and Bucknell. Both programs have experienced their fair share of hurdles and setbacks over the last 12 months, but…

Bucknell Boats Finish Ahead at Ithaca

Last weekend, the team drove to New York where it dueled the Ithaca men, an opponent that consistently poses a challenge each spring. For a large majority of the team, that which consists of freshmen and sophomores, Saturday served as a noteworthy milestone: their first collegiate 2000m race. The 3rd Varsity 8+ raced first, looking…