Hawkeyes Host Halloween Head Of The Iowa

Oct. 31, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa rowing team hosted the Head of the Iowa on a beautiful Halloween afternoon. Fans gathered at the P. Sue Beckwith boathouse and City Park to cheer on the Hawkeyes at their only home event this season. The home crowd cheered on Iowa as it raced Wisconsin, Creighton, Drake and other schools.

The Hawkeyes kicked off the event with the varsity 8+. Iowa’s A crew rowed to a second place finish right behind last year’s Big Ten champions, Wisconsin. The boat recorded a time of 13:38.44. Iowa’s B boat finished not far behind in fourth place with a time of 13:55.58.

“Overall I think the event went really well today,” said Head Coach Mandi Kowal. “We had a lot of people helping us out to make the event run smoothly. I think in terms of our team we had some highlights. Our varsity 8’s did well and our last varsity 4’s looked good and raced aggressively. I was pleased to see some changes from the 8’s to the 4’s. Overall there are some things to work on and that I want to make better.”

Iowa continued the competition with the Varsity 4+. The Hawkeye B crew rowed strong in the event but came up short of a victory. The crew finished in second with a time of 15:16.97. The A boat for the Hawkeyes rounded out the top five with time of 15:20.45.

The event concluded with the pair’s event. The B crew took second place with a time of 16:20.34 in the event. Despite finishing in second place, the A crew had a buoy violation, that resulted in a 10 seconds being added to their time. After the penalty, the boat finished in sixth place (16:39.42).

For full race results click, HERE

The Head of the Iowa concluded the fall season for the Hawkeyes. Iowa will return to action in the spring, starting March 19 at the Longhorn Invitational.