April 24, 2013
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THIS WEEK: The University of Iowa women’s rowing team will travel to Bloomington, Ind. to compete in the fifth annual Dale England Cup on April 26-27.
THE RACE: The competition will take place at Riddle Point Park on Lake Lemon in Bloomington. Races will be in a duel-race format that will include boats from host-school Indiana, Notre Dame, Alabama and Iowa. The teams will race in three head-to-head sessions against each other.
EVENT INFORMATION: Competition will begin Friday at 4:30 p.m. with the third varsity 4 race and end that night with the first varsity 8 race at 6:00 p.m. The races will start up again Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. with the second varsity 4 race and end with the first varsity 8 race at 1:20 p.m. At the conclusion of the competition, the team that earns the most overall total points for the weekend wins the Dale England Cup Trophy. Admission is free to the regatta with a parking charge of $5 for both days at Lake Lemon. For more information on directions to Riddle Point Park, visit www.iuhoosiers.com.
Last Event: The University of Iowa women’s rowing team was scheduled to host a double-dual against the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and Louisville University. Unfortunately, the race was cancelled due to heavy winds and unsafe conditions on Lake Macbride.
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: “Despite some significant weather challenges over the past few weeks we are excited for the last regular season race, and to demonstrate the progress that we have made throughout the year.”