Novice Women Bald Eagle


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Crew competed in the Bald Eagle Invitational on Nov. 2, 2019. The novice women headed into the Bald Eagle Invitational shortly after several wins at music city in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct.12.  Women that had already won medals in Nashville worked for more and those that had not yet had the chance were motivated to earn a medal.  This race was smaller at Eagle Creek in Indianapolis, Ind. therefore the team had to be more competitive to win with only three eights racing and one four.

Later in the afternoon at the Bald Eagle Invitational, the crews of eight raced in the novice womens’ A event and the novice womens’ B event. The crew had two entries competing in the B event. The first novice womens’ eight took third in the A event, while the second and third eights took first and second, in the womens’ B event.

Moving on to the four race, it launched with two rowers of the eight race, and two who had not yet rowed. The womens’ novice crew handled rough conditions well and raced to a third-place finish. In the end, the crew had one novice womens’ rower who stepped up to fill a seat in the womens’ third varsity eight final race.  The boat rowed to a third-place finish.  Every member of the novice womens’ team left the Bald Eagle Invitational  with a medal.

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.