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Heavyweights vs. BU/Rutgers

In 1941, Edwin Lyman Bill of Rutgers placed in competition a cup bearing his name.  After two races, both won by Rutgers, war interrupted the series, which was reactivated in 1964 at the urging of Rutgers crew coach Bill Leavitt.  The race has always been rowed at 2000 meters.  Boston University has been an entrant in each of the 26 races and American International College participated in 1942.  Dartmouth did not compete in 1987. 

Race Day Logistics

  • The location of this race changes each year - rotating between the BU Boathouse, Rutgers, and Hanover.
  • BU's DeWolfe Boathouse (or here) is located on the Cambridge side of the Charles River, in Boston, and is well known as the starting line of the Head of the Charles race.
  • Rutgers racing happens on the Raritan River in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  The crews launch from Rutgers' Class of 1914 Boathouse. (Driving directions here.)
  • Have tips on watching the racing at any of these locations?  Email the webmaster or leave a comment at the bottom of this page!

DeWolfe Boathouse ‎(Boston University)‎

Class of 1914 Boathouse ‎(Rutgers)‎