Sport and fun, rivalry and tradition are blended in the Rowing Regatta in Turin, the famous race that, for the very first time, welcomed the participation of ESCP Business School.
The historic rowing challenge between the Politecnico di Torino and the Università degli Studi di Torino on the banks of the river Po celebrated its 25th edition this year.
"We are thrilled to participate as guests in this historic challenge between Politecnico and the University of Turin. The Rowing Regatta is a sporting event that also embodies networking and sharing opportunities between students of different universities and nationalities, held in a dynamic and challenging environment. It fits perfectly with the ESCP Business School's philosophy of management education, which is based on practice and teamwork, encouraging students to continuously challenge themselves, pushing beyond their limits, towards success," said Francesco Rattalino, ESCP Turin campus Dean.
Since 1997, inspired by the historic challenge between Cambridge and Oxford, the Turin' CUS - Centro Universitario Sportivo' (University Sports Centre) has organised the Rowing Regatta to promote sports and a sense of belonging to the university community.
This occasion is now a classic in the city's sports and university scene and one of Turin's primary autumn students' events.
The ESCP rowing team travelled from Paris to Turin to compete in their first season race.
The Rowing Regatta
On October 7th, after the ceremony at the the University of Turin Rector's Office, where the students had the chance to collect whistles, balloons and caps to cheer on the ESCP team, all the supporters participated in the parade along Via Po and up to the Murazzi, led by the Marching Band Bandragola.
The rowing regatta started at 6 pm: first, the women's coxless four race, which saw UNITO win by two wins to zero, and then the men's coxed eight. With UNITO triumphing again by two wins to zero. The single race was held against the current, over a distance of 400 meters (from Ponte Vittorio Emanuele I - Piazza Vittorio Veneto, to Ponte Umberto I - Corso Vittorio Emanuele II).
All the athletes gave their best and competed with great determination and enthusiasm.
Congratulations to all six crews.
Great enthusiasm also in the words of CUS Torino President Riccardo D'Elicio: "The Rowing Regatta is an event that always creates a lot of enthusiasm and excitement for university sports in Turin. The challenge between the two universities on the banks of the river Po is always very popular. This year, Rowing was also an international event, thanks to the participation of the ESCP Business School crew as guests for the first time. I therefore, look forward to seeing everyone again next year at the XXVI edition of this historic event".
The culmination of the event was the prize-giving ceremony which ended with an aperitif and DJ set at Porto Urbano at the Murazzi and an exclusive dinner reserved for the athletes.
The ESCP international team consisted of athletes from six countries: Italy, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Denmark and Norway.
Women's 4x: Clelia Dorfman, Alice Grillo, Ellen Corbel and Emma Bertili.
Men's 8+: Ludvig Pilemand, Maxime De Jong, Emile Barou, Paul Le Bas, Edoardo Lanzavecchia, Carlo Ferruzza, Victor Damez, Davide Vallosio, Quentin Jeanson.
All of them are members of the Club Aviron ESCP, the business school's rowing club founded in Paris in 1954. This student society is a dynamic and friendly group, encouraging the discovery of this discipline among our international students. In one academic year, the students, mostly beginners, experience an "accelerated" career as club rowers, going from the yolette for beginners to the latest 8+ Empacher, experiencing local competitions and international regattas, in view of the French championships that come to close the season.
"The ESCP rowing team was really glad and felt privileged to compete and represent the school in this prestigious regatta in Turin. We want to thank the organising team of the ESCP Turin Campus, Politecnico di Torino and Università di Torino, CUS Torino, as well as the public of Turin that created a magical atmosphere through their support. We are looking forward to coming back next year!" said Quentin Jeanson, ESCP team cox.
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