The racing saw Purdue Crew spar off against many of the team's fiercest competitors including Michigan, Grand Valley, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Dayton, Minnesota, and others. Despite a generous helping of wind and waves on the upper half of the course, to say nothing of Purdue Crew having to contend with historic low water on the Wabash throughout fall's training leading up to the regatta, the results of racing were absolutely clear- Purdue Crew was the fastest and deepest men and women's team racing! The team showed off incredible racing and results across all four squads and boat classes, including a truly historic showing by the novice men, who swept the gold medals in every category entered including sweep of the vaunted University of Wisconsin program- a first!
Congratulations to all Purdue Crew athletes for an outstanding showing at our last fall regatta of '22. With daylight savings time pressing darkness well into our main practice time, the team will be transitioning to mostly indoors training until March, as the team puts in the quiet, unbending hard work required to compete as repeat ACRA Team National Champions in May. Boiler Up and Hammer Down!
Results of the Bald Eagle Collegiate Invitational