Clemson is ahead of schedule, more or less, for being competitive at the top of the ACC. MIT didn't even have a schedule.
I think it's terrible to get nominated for boat of the week and then have people rip you just because they are voting for someone else. What Clemson did was a great step for their program. But I voted for MIT.
I think they earned this one.
MIT does not even have one 5:50 2k. Also, I am pretty sure they only have one guy on the verge of breaking 6 minutes.
In fact, I'd almost be willing to bet MIT's boat average is the same or higher than William's.
Does MIT not have a JV? If so I think that's pretty impressive.
Clemson and UVA both have similar sized rosters. Clemson's has increased slightly the past few seasons. While Clemson just finished an awesome new boathouse, I would imagine the teams are funded on similar levels and are on par with other teams striving to compete at the national level.
If you think their accomplishment is a joke, fine. Everyone associated with the Clemson program is extremely proud of everything they've accomplished. Based on the results of this poll, others in the rowing community are impressed too.
give MIT some credit these are rowers who overcame a lot to get into MIT and beat princeton!
If i had a team full of u23 people i would expect to win some conference race that has been around for 9 years MIT hasnt gotten second since 1975 I know anyone on this thread who cares for this history of rowing and not this recent title 9 crap vote for MIT or wisconsin COME ON
MIT last beat Princeton in the Compton Cup in 1975. Gerald Ford was President. Disco and bell-bottoms were popular.
For the men in that current MIT Men's Varsity Hwt 8 to do what they did, the reversal of decades of losing to Princeton, is quite extraordinary. They deserve your vote.
I am writing in for Stanford.
Virginia had been dominating Clemson at the ACC for 9 years, so Clemson reversing that is deserving of CotW.
Princeton had been dominating MIT at the Compton Cup for 33 years, so MIT reversing that is deserving of CotW.
Seems pretty clear cut to me...
For many Clemson alumni, every stroke we took on the erg or out on the water and every rep in the weight room was to help take the team to NCAAs, win the ACC, and beat UVA. To see these girls achieve those goals has really been remarkable.