While the Novices got a weekend off, it was work as usual for the Varsity teams! This weekend saw the Varsity team split – the WV8+ and WV4+ taking on the Head of the Charles in Boston and the bulk of the team took on the Tail of the Tiger at Clemson, South Carolina.
First two AJRA medals of the day were pulled in by the Varsity Men’s 8s, placing 1st, 3rd and 7th. All four VM 4s placed in the top 6 finishing 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th.
The VW8s finished 1st and 7th. While the 4s took 2nd and 4th with the lightweight 4s winning 1st and 2nd.
Meanwhile, with thousands watching from the Elliott Bridge, the WV8 pulled 29th out of 84 and the WV4 pulled a 34 out of 85. Both winning bids to return to this elite worldwide stage next year.
All around, it was a SMASHING weekend with our AJRA rowers.
Tail of the Tiger medal count: