Sunday, March 27, 2016
Roadie: Columbia Crew at Collins Cup
With Spring Break and a long Easter weekend looming, Anne and I made the road trip to New Jersey to watch Gregory and the Columbia Heavyweight Crew squad compete with Rutgers for the Collins Cup. Given my cross-country and Track and Field coaching schedules, this was the first opportunity I have had to see him row in a collegiate race so we took advantage of it. During the spring season, regatta's consist of "sprints," or head-to-head, match-ups which also make for a more interesting spectator experience. We stayed at a hotel near Overpeck Park, in Leonia, New Jersey, where Columbia University's Spring season practices and sprint regattas are housed at their "Boathouse West."