April 30, 2018
– The Mid-America Collegiate Regatta Association championships (MACRA) fell on graduation weekend this year, as it does every so often. On Saturday, the team had recovered from finals week and graduating seniors made their way from commencement in the Big House right to the vans to take off for Cincinatti, Ohio.
MACRA was a successful regatta for Michigan and gave the team the opportunity to demonstrate some of the significant gains that have been made in speed in the past month. The Wolverines came away with gold medals in the 1V, 2V, 3V, 1F and the Varsity 2-. This meant that the Michigan men came away from the regatta not only with the Men’s team points trophy, but the overall team points trophy as well.
One highlight of the regatta was senior coxswain John Houghton making his collegiate rowing debut by subbing in for a sick teammate in the 3rd Freshman 8+. The boat came away with a bronze in the freshman 8+ B category. When asked for comment, Houghton simply wanted to thank the rest of the boat for dragging him down the course.
And as always,