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Tokyo Tech's Rowing Club dominated the 62nd Five Universities' Regatta, held on April 27 at the Toda Boat Course in Saitama Prefecture. The Institute's rowers won the men's eight, men's coxed four, and single scull categories. This was the third consecutive victory for Tokyo Tech in the men's eight, and the second straight win in the men's coxed four and single scull.
The Five Universities' Regatta, which has its roots in a 1919 feud between the rowers of Tokyo Higher Technical School and Tokyo School of Foreign Languages, has been held every year since 1958. Today, participants include Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, University of Tsukuba, the National Defense Academy, and Tokyo Tech.
In this category, eight rowers propel the boat with sweep oars while one cox steers. Each rower holds one oar with both hands. This year's winning team is:
Comments from crew leader Koyu Nakamori
Life in the laboratory is getting busy, but I am starting to enjoy the trial and error of experiments. I had one month to practice for this competition, and I am delighted that I was able to achieve victory. That said, there were many issues I identified during the contest.
The summer competition is next. I will try to stay focused while continuing with my research.
In this category, four rowers propel the boat with sweep oars, one oar per rower, while one cox steers the boat. This year's winning team consisted of:
Comments from crew leader Takaaki Ogiso
The Tokyo Tech Rowing Club were victorious in men's coxed four category in this year's Five Universities' Regatta. After all our daily practices, I am extremely happy with this win. I feel that, like with my studies, this is the result of patience and time dedicated to improving ourselves.
The next goal of the Rowing Club is a strong result at the Intercollegiate Rowing Championships. We will focus on both our studies and rowing one day at a time, so look out for our next performance.
In this category, a single rower propels the boat alone with two oars. This year's winner is:
Comments from Hiroki Masuda
I am happy that things went as I planned last year, and that I was again able to win this year. My research is actually related to how fast a boat can be propelled, so perhaps this win was related to my findings.
This is my last year of racing, and I will continue to try my best with both my rowing and studies. I will try hard to finish the last race without any regrets.
Rowing Club is supported by Tokyo Tech Fund