15 MARCH 2014, AIKEN, SC. —
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of College of Charleston Crew and for the first time in those 25 years, the team has won their first regatta, the Augusta Invitational, held in Aiken, SC.
The crew team started its season with a stunning victory over Davidson, NC State, Georgia State, and St. Louis University to win the regatta trophy. Previous winners of this regatta include such rowing powers as Dartmouth College, University of Washington, and Temple.
Competitive Charleston crews scored gold in the men’s and women’s 4’s, men’s 8, and the men’s double. Silver medals came from the women’s 8 and the mixed 4, while the sole bronze was won by the second women’s 4. The second men’s 4 was also expected to medal, but was forced to resign after significant equipment failures.
Coaches Travis Landrith and Joseph Berger are optimistic after this weekend’s outcome, noting that the team shows real promise though it still has work to do before being a threat at the regional and national levels.