Men’s Varsity 4+ Qualifies for Elimination Rounds of Prince Albert Challenge Cup
The Grand Valley State University Men’s Varsity 4+ rowed in a qualifying race today in order to move on at the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England. In order to make it to the elimination rounds in the Prince Albert Challenge Cup, the Men’s Varsity 4+ had to place in the top eight of today’s time trial; 32 other teams were competing for a place in the bracket. While the times of the qualifying crews were not given, the times of those that did not qualify suggest that the race was extremely competitive. A solid middle of the race, along with an all-out sprint at the end ensured that the Lakers’ four would get the opportunity to race in the bracket against the likes of Princeton, Harvard, Georgetown, and other top universities from round the world.
The four consisted of sophomore Tucker Anderson at stroke, Zak Armstrong at three, Marco Benedetti at two, Aaron Gesquire at bow, and Dayna Campbell as coxswain.
Official results are available here.