The Lions earned a clean-sweep, topping Dartmouth by open-water margins in three races Sunday morning. Columbia's varsity eight victory earned them the Subin Cup.
Columbia went toe-to-toe with Cornell in a trio of races in arguably its strongest competition of the spring.
The Lions take on Cornell and MIT for the Geiger Cup Saturday before taking on Dartmouth and Mercyhurst in the Subin Cup Regatta. Both races will be streamed on ILDN.
The varsity eight competed in an entertaining varsity eight race that saw all three squads push each other, however, Yale picked up the Dodge Cup for the 39th time in the trophy's history.
The Lions will send three crews to the water Saturday against Yale and Penn. The regatta will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
The varsity eight was edged by just two seconds in the first race of the day as the Midshipmen took the WIT Cup for the first time since it was reintroduced in 2014.
The Lions will compete in a rare day-night doubleheader, facing Navy in Annapolis for the WIT Cup in the morning before traveling up I-95 to face Georgetown and Harvard at Overpeck Park.
The Lions battled against strong competition and less than ideal conditions, but fell to Princeton in a trio of races.
The Lions' national title defense begins Saturday on Lake Carnegie with three races, starting at 10:15. The action will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Members of Columbia rowing, past and present, gathered in the Low Library Rotunda to celebrate the lightweight rowing varsity eight and team IRA National Championship, as well as George Yancopoulos '80CC, at the annual Kings Crown Rowing Association Banquet on December 3.
Columbia crews of past and present came together for the 52nd annual Head of the Charles Regatta. The Lions' lightweights continued to shine, earning third place in the Lightweight Four.
The Columbia men's lightweight and women's varsity eight will compete at the Head of the Charles this weekend.