Men’s Crew Set for Eastern Sprints, Ivy Championship

Men’s Crew Set for Eastern Sprints, Ivy Championship

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – No. 4 Brown men's crew will kick off the postseason this Sunday when the Bears race at the Eastern Association of Rowing College (EARC) Sprints on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. The morning heats will start at 8 AM before the afternoon finals at 1 PM. 

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Morning Heat Schedule
8:10 AM – Fourth Varsity Eight – Lane 3
8:50 AM – Third Varsity Eight – Lane 2
9:24 AM – Varsity Eight – Lane 1
10:24 AM – Second Varsity Eight – Lane 2
1:12 PM – Fifth Varsity Grand Final – Lane 4 

Regular Season Recap
Brown's varsity boat went 6-1 in head-to-head competition during the regular season, including a 3-1 mark against Ivy League schools with wins over Harvard, Princeton and Dartmouth. Brown most recently wrapped up the regular season with a victory at Princeton to bring the Content Cup back to Providence. 

In The Polls
Brown is ranked fourth in the latest USRowing Collegiate Poll, trailing only Washington, California and Yale. Brown is also seeded second overall in the Final EARC heavyweight men's seeding poll. 

About The Sprints
In addition to the EARC title, made up of the top rowing schools in the East, the Eastern Sprints will also determine the Ivy League Championship. The Sprints is located on a six-lane course and features a heat/final progression with trials in the morning followed by finals in the afternoon. Spectators will be able to enjoy the full race experience at Regatta Point State Park. 

Bruno at Eastern Sprints
Brown has captured nine Ivy League titles all-time, including in 2012 to complete a stretch of three in five years. The Bears also won the Ivy title in 1972, 1984, 1987, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2008 and 2009. 

Brown placed sixth at the 2017 Eastern Sprints and advanced all five boats to the grand finals. The Bears also placed fifth in the Rowe Cup standings, awarded to the school with the highest number of total points.