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Rowing Club wins at 40th East Japan Rookie Tournament

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November 14, 2017

Tokyo Tech's Rowing Club took first place in the men's coxed four and second place in the men's eight at the East Japan Rookie Tournament, sponsored by the Tokyo Amateur Rowing Association, on October 14 and 15.

The East Japan Rookie Tournament is a competition for first and second-year students, many of whom have just taken up the sport.

Men's coxed four

First place in men's coxed four
First place in men's coxed four

In this category, four rowers propel the boat with sweep oars, one oar per rower, while one cox steers the boat.

Winning Tokyo Tech team:

  • Koudai Inoue, 2nd year, Industrial Engineering and Economics
  • Shotaro Murata, 2nd year, Computer Science
  • Naohito Okumura, 2nd year, Computer Science
  • Koyu Nakamori, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering
  • Shinnosuke Ueda, 2nd year, Industrial Engineering and Economics

Comments from Koyu Nakamori

This is my second year in the Rowing Club, and my first gold medal! Managers, coaches, alumni, and so many others support and encourage me on a daily basis, and it feels great to be able to inform them of my victory. I won’t stop here though. My daily efforts to get better will continue, and I hope to enjoy this strong support in the future!

Men's eight

Second place in men's eight
Second place in men's eight

In this category, eight rowers propel the boat with sweep oars while one cox steers. Each rower holds one oar with both hands.

Runner-up Tokyo Tech team:

  • Tetsuro Hara, 1st year of 6th Academic Group
  • Takaaki Ogiso, 1st year, 6th Academic Group
  • Kaoru Oyamada, 1st year, 3rd Academic Group
  • Masahiko Kamoshita, 2nd year, Chemistry
  • Yu Okui, 2nd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Kazuya Koyanagi, 1st year, 7th Academic Group
  • Rikuki Osawa, 1st year, 7th Academic Group
  • Nozomi Maki, 1st year, 1st Academic Group
  • Takumi Abe, 1st year, 3rd Academic Group

Comments from Takumi Abe

I think my nerves got the better of me during the actual race. It was great to achieve second place at the East Japan Rookie Tournament, but I felt as though we have much more in us, and we will continue with our hard work in order to produce better results in the future. I very much appreciate everyone's support.

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Rowing Club is supported by Tokyo Tech Fund

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Contact

Rowing Club

Email titboat@green.ocn.ne.jp

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