2014 marks the 25th anniversary of College of Charleston Crew. And for the first time in those 25 years, the team has won a regatta – the Augusta Invitational, held in Aiken, S.C. on March 15, 2014.

[Related: Watch a video of the crew team.]

2014 CofC Crew Team

2014 CofC Crew Team

The team earned four gold medals, two silvers, and a bronze, scoring enough points to defeat Davidson College, N.C. State University, Georgia State University, and St. Louis University and win the regatta trophy. Previous winners of this regatta include such rowing titans as Dartmouth College, University of Washington, and Temple University.

Competitive Charleston crews scored gold in the men’s and women’s 4’s, men’s 8, and the men’s double. Silver medals came from the women’s 8 and the mixed 4, while the sole bronze was won by the second women’s 4. The second men’s 4 was also expected to medal, but was forced to resign after significant equipment failures.

Coaches Travis Landrith and Joseph Berger ’13 are optimistic after this weekend’s outcome, noting that the team shows real promise, but still has work to do before they’re a real threat at the regional and national level.

[Related: Read Berger’s blog post after winning the 2013 ACRA National Championship.]

The College’s next regatta will be the John Hunter sprint regatta, held in Gainesville, Ga. on the March 29, 2014.

For more information about the crew team, email info@cofccrew.org.