Rowing Begins Spring Season at Jesuit Invitational


Fordham Rowing started off their spring season with success. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Fordham Rowing began their spring season this past weekend at the Jesuit Invitational on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The Rams recorded two victories and several other top-three finishes in what was a successful beginning to the new season.

The two wins came in the second Varsity Eight and the second Varsity Four. In the second Varsity Eight, Fordham clocked in at 6:58, beating second place Fairfield University by five seconds. The Rams took home the second Varsity Four with a time of 8:05, over two minutes ahead of second place.

The Rams also had positive showings in the first Varsity Eight and first Varsity Four. Fordham earned a spot in the final of the first Varsity Eight with a third place finish in the morning qualifiers. They also finished in third place in the final, coming in behind the College of the Holy Cross and St. Joseph’s University.

In the first Varsity Four, Fordham again made the final with a strong second place finish in qualifiers. They similarly finished in second place in the final, ahead of St. Joseph’s but behind Holy Cross.

Fordham’s third Varsity Eight boat came close to recording a first place finish, but they finished three seconds behind Holy Cross and had to settle for second place.

All told, it was a good beginning to the new year for the Rams with two event wins and two second place finishes.

Fordham’s spring schedule includes three more events before the Atlantic 10 Championship in May. The team will be in action next on April 15 in the Knecht Cup on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. That will be followed by the spring Metropolitan Championships, an event that Fordham won last year. The Rams will be looking for similar success as the spring season continues.