Rowing Hosts Event in Solon This Weekend

April 10, 2013

THIS WEEK: The University of Iowa women’s rowing team will host its only home event of the spring on Saturday, April 13 as the Hawkeyes will host races against Wisconsin, Minnesota and Louisville.

THE RACE: The competition will take place on Lake MacBride in Solon, Iowa. The morning session will start at 8:30 a.m. and will last to 11:15 a.m. The aftertoon session will start at 12:30 p.m. and goes until 3:15 p.m. The races during the event will include the 2nd Novice 8, Novice 8, 3rd Varsity 4, 2nd Varsity 4, Varsity 4, 2nd Varsity 8 and Varsity 8.

EVENT INFORMATION: For more information on how to get to the race, parking, competition schedule and live results, visit the women’s rowing home page at Admission for the event is free.

Last Event: The University of Iowa women’s rowing team continued its spring competition in San Diego, Calif., on April 6th-7th to compete in the 40th annual San Diego Crew Classic at Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay. Competition began on Saturday, as the Hawkeyes first competed in heat B of the Women’s Collegiate Varsity 8 Invitational. Iowa took sixth place with a time of 6:53.10 to qualify for the petite finals. Iowa then competed in heat A of the Women’s Collegiate 4+, placing fifth with a time of 7:54.21, to qualify for the petite finals. In heat A of the Women’s Collegiate 2V, the Hawkeyes took fourth place with a time of 7:05.95 to move on to the petite finals on Sunday. Sunday wrapped up with three petite finals for the Hawkeyes. Iowa competed in the Women’s Collegiate 2V petite finals. The Hawkeyes finished in second place behind Washington State, with a time of 6:51.75. In the Women’s Collegiate 4+ petite final, Iowa took third place with a time of 7:52.82. Kansas State took first place. In Iowa’s final race of the competition, the Hawkeyes took third place in the Women’s Collegiate Varsity 8 Invitational petite final with a time of 6:48.13. Wisconsin finished first in the race.

NEW HAWKEYE IN CHARGE: Steve Pritzker is in his first season as head coach of the University of Iowa women’s rowing program. Pritzker, who is only the second head coach in program history, comes to Iowa after a successful career at the University of Virginia. While at Virginia, Pritzker won two NCAA championships as associate head coach (2010, 2012), along with two runner-up finishes (2005, 2007). Virginia won eight ACC titles in his nine years with the program. Pritzker was named the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2010. Pritzker was a four-year letterwinner at Yale University and earned his master’s degree from Virginia.

Quoting Coach Pritzker: “We’re excited to host our only home event of the season. Wisconsin, Minnesota and Louisville are all very good teams and have shown significant speed. Despite our challenging early schedule, we are excited to see where we have made progress.”