Archive for October, 2006

Lakers Strive Even in Rain and Cold

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

The Lakers had another successful weekend at the Head of the Grand, a regatta hosted by Michigan State University . The competitors at this regatta included, Michigan State , University of Michigan , Eastern University , Michigan Tech and Grand Valley State . The Varsity Womens Four had the most exciting race, beating for the first time a boat from MSUs Varsity program! Nice work Ladies!! The Novice Mens Eights came in 1st and 3rd, as did the Varsity Mens Fours. The Womens Novice Eights finished 2nd and 3rd, and were less than 5 seconds off MSUs Varsity program. The Novice Men and Womens fours both placed at the top of their flights. The Mens pairs, rowed by the lightweights, took 3rd-7th with a tie for 4th place in the small boat event. The Varsity Mens Heavyweight Eight placed first, and the LWT Eight Placed 4th in the same heat. The Varsity Womens Eight placed 3rd behind two boats from MSUs Varsity program. The team will spend the upcoming week preparing for the Head of the Iowa next weekend which is the biggest fall regatta the whole team will be attending.

Lakers Rocked Out the Head of the Rock

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Lakers took the first weekend in October by storm. Nearly every division of Laker oarsmen/women brought home medal recognition. Overall, the Varsity squad won two 3rd place medals, four 2nd place medals and two 1st place medals. The Novice team showed their dedication by pulling out an impressive six medal show. The Novice squad combined had three 3rd place medals, one 2nd place medal and two 1st place medals. The novice mens eights held 1st and 2nd in their heat. The Lakers won the overall team points, having an impressive 489.00 points, followed by Lincoln Park Boat Club at 384.00. The team is holding their annual Alumni Row this weekend, Oct.21st, followed by Head of the Grand in Lansing , MI on October 22nd. A special thanks goes out to the parents and supporters who trekked to Illinois to feed and encourage the team, your role in Grand Valley success is greatly appreciated!

Result for BFE Race 4

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

This weeks BFE Race was accompanied by a 20 minute “engine test.” Not everyone participated in this race. The week’s top three boats are:

Class Name Time
M2- Sadek/Vainner 34:31.0
MN8 Zumberg 34:46.0
ML4 LM/Robrt/Plonka/Rejc/Feil 35:04.0

For the rest of the results go here Race 4 Results






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