Post by Bonnie M. Voigtland » Tue, 29 Mar 1994 07:07:56

Believe it or not the American Press in the person of "The Augusta
Chronicle" picked up an AP feed and published the following in the
Sunday newspaper:

London -- A stronger, more experienced Cambridge crew took the lead
on the first bend and rowed to a 6 1/2-length victory in the 140th Oxford-
Cambridge Boat Race on Saturday.
     Cambridge, seeking to end nearly two decades of Oxford
domination in the race, won for the second consecutive year.  It leads the
overall series 71 to 68, with one dead heat.
     "It was a good performanc by the guys," said Jon Bernstein, the
American captain for Cambridge rowing in his second Boat Race.  "It's a
great day for Cambridge.  It's been a long time in coming."
     Cambridge took the lead early despite rowing in the outside lane
around the first bend on the 4 1/4 mile S-shaped course up the Thames
River.  Oxford won the toss and chose the inside lane to gain some quick
momentum, but fell behind after only a few strokes.
     Cambridge led by one full length after one minute, passing the
one-mile post with a five second advantage.  Oxford never threatened.
     The winning magin was three lengths bigger than in last year's
victory.  The winning time, 18 minutes, 9 seconds, as was well off the
record for the event due to choppy conditions on an otherwise perfect,
sunny day.  Oxford clocked 18.29.
     The Cambridge attack featured four rowers and the coxswain
from the team that upset heavy favorite Oxford last year.  The crew also
included Peter Hoeltzenbein and Thorsten Streppelhoff, World and
Olympic medalists from Germany.
     The Oxford crew featured only three Boat Race veterans,
including Joe Michels, who became the first American to row in the event
four times.

The reason this was in an Augusta, Georgia, USA newspaper is, of
course, because this was the week end of the Augusta Invitational
Regatta.  Although the Dartmouth Men's Lightweight crew won the
"novice eight, novice lightweight eight, lightweight eight (Dad Vail
division) and defended their Mayor's Cup title by winning the lightweight
open eight"  we are very proud in these parts of the

      !!     University of Tennessee, Knoxville Crew    !!

who medaled in all four events they entered!!  Go Big Orange!

(Bonnie and Meredith are proud of you!!  It was worth having our 2x
seats stolen for that last practice!  ;-)  )