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Alexander (Sandy) Bierce

Alexander Bierce continues to enjoy Rowing more than 40 years after his initial experience as a Freshman on the University of Pennsylvania Crew.

Rowing Accomplishments:

Masters: 2012 Head of the South Savannah, Georgia, Catawba Yacht Club. Placed 2nd with Jay Kilkenny in the Men’s Double Sculls

Masters: 2010 Southeast Regionals, Aiken, South Carolina, Mixed Eight, Placed 1st

International Regatta:  

Henley Royal Regatta, Henley, England, 1969, Grand Challenge Cup, Placed 2nd, against the SC Einheit Row Club, Dresden, East Germany

USA Regattas:  

United States Olympic Trials held in Long Beach, California, July 12-14th, 1968. University of Pennsylvania Men’s Varsity Crew vs. Harvard University’s Varsity Men’s Crew, Placed 2nd by a margin of 0.04 seconds.

Intercollegiate Rowing Association, Syracuse, N.Y.: 3 Time 1st Place Winner.    (twice in the Varsity Boat and once in the Freshman boat).

EARC Eastern Sprints, held in Worcester, Ma. , 1966 : First Place, In undefeated Freshman Pennsylvania heavyweight eight.

Adams Cup, 1968, 1st Place, Penn Varsity heavyweight eight won ending Harvard’s 45 consecutive winning streak!

EARC Eastern Sprints, held in Worcester, Ma. : Second Place three years in a row

Madeira Cup, Cornell vs. Penn, First Place Varsity

Blackwell Cup, (Yale, Columbia, Penn) First Place Varsity

Childs Cup, (Princeton, Columbia, Penn) First Place Varsity

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.  Undefeated Freshman Heavyweight Crew winner of IRA, EARC, Adams Cup, Madeira Cup, Blackwell Cup, Childs Cup


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