Upper Canada College rowers had a very successful long weekend, starting with a victory for the boys junior eight crew in Philadelphia.
UCC won the Charles Butt Trophy for the first time in more than 20 years after finishing first in the 91st Stotesbury Cup Regatta on the Schuylkill River. The Stotesbury Cup Regatta is the oldest and longest running scholastic regatta, drawing more than 5,000 competitors from all over the United States and Canada.
The UCC boys competed in timed trials and a semi-final race against more than 50 crews to advance to the final, where it comfortably clinched the title.
“The crew executed the plan for the weekend perfectly,” says head coach Grant Boyd. “They raced with intensity, poise and confidence.
“This is a very good result for the program overall, and for the boys in the crew. This is definitely something we can build off of.”
There was more to celebrate at the South Niagara Rowing Club Regatta in Welland, Ont., where UCC junior rowers captured seven medals.
The 72-kilogram 4+, 72-kilogram 8+ and 8+ teams won gold. The 4x boat captured silver. The 2x, 1x and 4+ teams received bronze medals.