The juniors rowed every day until Saturday, when they took a rest till yesterday afternoon. The men are heavy, clumsy, and new. They may more reasonably fear to be last than hope to be first. Their barge is very badly rigged. The outriggers are so weak that they cannot hold the oars firmly against the water. Of course they will get into a shell soon but their debut is likely to be tragic. Every man has plenty of faults and some of the new men are very rough. The men fail to row the stroke well out and get forward promptly on the recover. They are also slow to get the oar into the water, and rush the slides. Some of them are so slow getting forward as to give the effect of a bad hang. The names of the men who rowed yesterday are as follows: Longworth stroke, Tallant 7, Finlay 6, Blanchard 5, Randol 4, Hale and Bishop 2, Parker bow. Fitzhugh who usually rows 4 and Shaw who is generally at 2, were absent.
The sophomores have been working very faithfully and making rapid strides. Kennedy, who was good at number 3, was warned by his physician not to row at the beginning of last week. The time of the oars is fairly good but most of the men get too much body-swing and shirk the finish. They have the good point of getting their hands away quickly and being prompt with their bodies on the recover. Though probably slow at the present day they are laying a good foundation for speed later on. Carpenter, L. S., has been coaching. The men are as follows: Stroke, Rantoul; Kidder 7, Steedman 6, Stearns 5, Hubbard 4, Porter 3, Weed 2, Cheney bow.
The freshmen look better than the '92 men looked last year. They have less hang and more dash. In the latter respect they have been making a great improvement. They have the roughness one would expect to see in freshmen. They row short, go back too far, reach out too far, and jerk the oars out of the water, but on the other hand they control their slides pretty well and get some power into the oars. Alexander, L. S., has been coaching. The men are, Keyes stroke, Davis 7, Vail 6, Kelton 5, Slade 4, Earle 3, Hathaway 2, Burgess bow.