Novice Men Bald Eagle


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Crew competed in the Bald Eagle Invitational on Nov. 2, 2019. Four boats novices were ready to race. The first boat of mens’ novices finished fourth out of nine on the 4,700 meter course.  The second novice boat to race placed in third closely beating a Virginia novice crew.

Later in the afternoon at the Bald Eagle Invitational, the novices showed their depth in their racing.  Our other novice crews took fourth and sixth respectively in events with ten opposing crews. Both crews left the water knowing that they went hard but their times were nothing compared to how fast they will be after a winter of diligent training.

The Purdue men’s novice crew decided to race with the varsity eight one final time in the afternoon. For the final race, a combination of rowers from the first two novice racing boats came together to form a crew of eight in the mens’ varsity eight event. The novices were to start last in the final race of the day. The novice crew knew this was their last race until spring so they gave it their all.

Purdue Crew carries a long tradition of being one of the largest and most successful clubs on campus. Both the mens’ and womens’ crews have consistently shown outstanding diligence, determination, and competitiveness in one of the oldest collegiate sports.