MEDFORD - Four Tufts University men's rowing eights will compete at the 2022 New England Rowing Championships coming up on Saturday at Lake Quinsigamond.
On the schedule, the Jumbo third varsity eight will row first in the first heat at 9:57 am. The second varsity will also be in its first heat at 10:42 am, and the first varsity is part of third heat at 11:45 am. The Jumbo fourth varsity will race in a straight three-team final at 3:03 pm. Finals for the third varsity are set for 3:30 pm (petite) and 3:39 pm (grand). Three 2V8 finals will go off at 4:15 pm (third), 4:24 pm (second) and 4:33 pm (grand). The varsity eight finals will close the day with the third final at 5:09 pm, the petite final at 5:18 pm and the grand final at 5:27 pm.
Back in 2019, the last time the NERC was held, Tufts' 1V8 was fifth in the grand final for their highest finish since 1992. Tufts' second and third varsity eights both won their petite finals. Williams was part of Tufts' first varsity eight, Curran was coxswain for the second varsity, Ross was stroke for the 2V8 and Gantt was part of the third varsity.
This spring, Tufts' first varsity eight has a good 5-2 record including victories against Coast Guard, UMass, Bates, WPI and the MIT Lightweight. In 2V8 races the Jumbos are also 5-2, defeating Williams, Coast Guard, UMass, Bates and MIT Lightweight. Five 3V8 wins have been earned versus Coast Guard, Bates, UMass, WPI and MIT Lightweight. The Jumbo fourth varsity raced twice and won both against WPI and Williams.