Ithaca Women’s Varsity 2nd at NCAA’s

Greetings Ithaca Crew, Alumni, Parents and Friends!

The Ithaca Women’s Crew returned from the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships in Florida with 2nd place Division III trophies for the Varsity, and 4th place trophies for the combined 1V/2V team ranking among the eight teams invited nationwide for Division III.

Racing began Friday morning, May 25, with the 2nd seeded Ithaca Varsity winning their qualifying heat comfortably over Wellesley, Williams and Pacific Lutheran, putting them directly into Saturday’s championship final. The 2V found the going tougher against Williams, Wesleyan and Pacific Lutheran, and would need to race again Friday afternoon in the 2V repechage (2nd chance) race. Ithaca was a close 3rd in that race, putting them in Saturday’s petite 2V final.

Threatening weather for Saturday re-arranged the racing schedule, but all the Division III events were able to be raced. The 2V won their final race of the year, solidly taking the petite final over Washington College and placing 7th overall. In the varsity grand final, Ithaca was barely a length behind winner Bates, earning that 2nd place trophy, and locking in the 4th place Division III team trophy for Ithaca Women’s Crew.


2V heat: Williams 7.06.5, Wesleyan 7.15.1, Pacific Lutheran 7.19.2, Ithaca 7.25.9

1V heat: Ithaca 6.50.2, Wellesley 6.52.9, Williams 6.55.4, Pacific Lutheran 7.01.2

2V petite final: Ithaca 7.26.7, Washington College 7.35.1

1V grand final: Bates 6.40.7, Ithaca 6.44.9, WPI 6.46.0, Wellesley 6.49.9, Wesleyan 6.56.7, Pacific Lutheran 7.01.6

Team Points: Bates 56, Wellesley 45, WPI 42, Ithaca 41, Wesleyan 38, Williams 34, Pacific Lutheran 31, Washington College 21

Ithaca Women’s Crew member Pearl Outlaw journeyed to Gavirate, Italy, earlier in May, joining 100 Para-athletes from 17 different countries competing in the 2018 Gavirate International Para-Rowing Regatta. Pearl rowed bow-seat in the USA four-with. They had four 2000-meter races in 3 days in a 7-boat field. France was the experienced competition, winning all the races, but the US steadily improved to come in 2nd in the most difficult choppy conditions during the third race. Cheers to Pearl!

Ithaca’s Erik Frid ’14 and his partner from Penn AC competed successfully at the 2nd National Selection Regatta on Lake Mercer, winning the Men’s Double Final convincingly on Saturday, May 19. Along the way, they won the event’s time trial of 14 entries two days earlier, as well as their semi-final race also on Thursday. Next steps for Erik may include a trip to a World Cup event in Europe, as part of selection process to this year’s US national team formulation for the World Rowing Championships later this year in Bulgaria.

Reminder that the Summer Rowing Season in Ithaca includes Boathouse BBQs every Thursday evening. All friends of Ithaca Crew are welcome, the grill gets fired up around 6:30 and the Boathouse opens around 5 for visits or a possible trip on the water. Questions? Check in with the coaches, email at

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