Rutgers University freshman crew came to Poughkeepsie in 1934. Edward "Ned" Ten Eyck, Rutgers' coach at that time, was the son of Syracuse coach James "Jim" Ten Eyck and followed his father's example of bringing a crew to Poughkeepsie. The crew finished last and Rutgers would not send another crew until 1941. Again one crew was entered and this time it was a varsity crew that finished 7th out of 9.
After World War II, Rutgers send two crews in 1947 and 1948. In 1947, a junior varsity and varsity that finished 2nd to last in both races. In 1948, they again sent two crews, this time a varsity and freshman. These crews did not fare much better placing last in the varsity and 8th out of 10 in the freshman race. In 1949, Rutgers sent only one crew, a varsity 8 which finished last.
Rutgers' coaches during the Poughkeepsie Regatta included:
Victories on the Hudson River in:
Crew Quarters at Poughkeepsie/Highland: