No. 7 Terriers Face Syracuse and Columbia this Saturday

No. 7 Terriers Face Syracuse and Columbia this Saturday

April 21, 2016

#7 Men's Rowing vs. Syracuse (Conlan Cup) & Columbia (Lusins Trophy)
Date Saturday, April 23
Venue Overpeck Park, N.J. - Overpeck Creek

Race Schedule

9am - 3V
9:20am - 2V
9:40am - 1V (Conlan Cup & Lusins Trophy)

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Coming off a sweep of No. 10 Dartmouth and Rutgers last weekend, Boston University men's rowing will continue its spring season vs. Syracuse and Columbia on Saturday morning at Overpeck Park, N.J.

Last year, the Terriers swept Columbia and Syracuse on the Charles River, winning the Lusins Trophy (Columbia) and the Conlan Cup (Syracuse). With last year's victories, the Terriers now have won six of the last seven Lusins Trophy and four of the last five Conlan Cup races.

"We are another week into the racing season and all teams are getting faster. We are prepared for a hard fight with Columbia and Syracuse," said head men's rowing coach Thomas Bohrer. "We took some good things away from the Dartmouth race last weekend that we implemented into our training this week. We are excited to see how the guys perform on Saturday."

Racing will begin at 9am when the Terriers' 3V takes to the water followed by the 2V race at 9:20am and the 1V at 9:40.

The Conlan Cup between Boston University and Syracuse is named after the founder of Boston University rowing Jim Conlan who started the program as a student in 1937. BU has won the race 17 times and Syracuse 32 times with BU winning the last three.

The Lusins Trophy between BU and Columbia is named for John "Doc" Lusins, captain of the 1959 Columbia University crew and a lifelong fan of rowing. The trophy, which has a unique bow ball design, was established in 2003 by Doc's son Matthew Lusins, an oarsman at Boston University, class of 1998. Boston University has won the race 20 times and Columbia 12 times with BU capturing the last three.

The No. 7 ranked Terriers are coming off two-straight cup wins this season, having defeated Northeastern on April 7th for the Arlett Cup and Dartmouth and Rutgers last week for the Bill Cup.

In addition to their competition this Saturday Overpeck, N.J., the Terriers' 4V and 5V boats will be racing Harvard and Navy on Saturday in Boston on the Charles River.

After this Saturday's competition, the Terriers will return home to face old rival Wisconsin on April 30th in their final race of the season before Eastern Sprints on May 15. The final home race of the year vs. Wisconsin will mark the final competition at DeWolfe Boathouse for fourteen seniors, who will be honored after the race.


9am - 3V
9:20am - 2V
9:40am - 1V (Conlan Cup & Lusins Trophy)

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