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M. crew team looks to build international reputation

The men's crew had one of its most impressive seasons last spring, and with the return of many veteran members, this season may be destined for greatness.

Brown captured gold in all events at the Eastern Sprints Championship last spring and continued its dominance at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. Head Coach Paul Cooke '89 described the trip across the pond as one of the highlights of last season, as the varsity eight won the Ladies Plate Challenge Cup and the freshmen eight were runners-up in the Temple Challenge Cup.

"It was an exhilarating way to cap off the season and gave us intense racing experience that we can bring to this upcoming slate of racing," said captain Scott Morgan '10. And despite graduating 10 seniors after last season, Morgan said that if the team continues its rigorous training, it has a shot at winning the National Championship this spring. But both Morgan and Cooke noted the presence of very strong competition.

"We would like to build on the success from last year, but we recognize it's a very competitive league," Cooke said. "And any victories we get, we will feel very fortunate about."

The men's season starts March 27 at the San Diego Crew Classic.



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