Over these last couple of weeks, the crew team has been hard at work, preparing them for the busiest time of their racing season. Two weeks ago, they raced in the San Diego Crew Classic, the biggest Regatta on the west coast. Last week, they raced in the prestigious Newport Regatta and just yesterday, they raced in their very own Regatta, which Chapman hosted.
After winning the Don McKee cup with the Varsity 4+ at the Newport Regatta, the team was able to come away with more racing confidence and a very important win under their belt. Yesterday, they took that experience and put it back on the water as their Varsity 4+ took first place against UCLA and two UCSB boats. Later in the day, the Varsity 8+ performed exceptionally well against their rivals, Long Beach State, in a one-on-one duel. Although it was close in the beginning of the race, Chapman’s boat was able to pull away and take first place with a substantial lead. Chapman’s novices weren’t able to get a win today, but they walked away from the water more experienced and more driven to succeed in two weeks at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s (WIRA) Regatta in Sacramento, California.