The Chattanooga Head Race was the first race of the year for the novice squads and the second for varsity. With a young squad the Varsity Men’s 4+ placed 9th out of 14th in a highly competitive race. However the Men’s Lightweight 4+ took home gold in a race filled with high winds and rough waters. The Varsity Men’s team also fielded two varsity boats, with the A boat finishing 6th out of 13. The Novice Men raced two eights and two fours at Chattanooga. The Novice 4+s took 8th and 10th out of 13. The Novice Men’s 8+s saw better results, with the A boat finishing in 5th.
The Varsity Women is also comprised of a young team this year but the Varsity Women’s 8+ did well finishing just behind all of the Division I teams and beating out all the other clubs. In the afternoon the boat broke up into two fours, racing in the Collegiate 4+ and the Lightweight 4+. Despite rough waters the Lightweight 4+ placed first, and the Collegiate 4+ placed in the top 10 of a highly competitive race. The novice women brought a total of 24 girls to their first race of the season, fielding two 8+s and two 4+s. The Women’s Novice 4+ placed well despite conditions finishing 4th and 6th.