Iowa Gains Experience in Session I


April 3, 2015

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ITHACA, New York — The University of Iowa rowing program gained valuable experience against historically strong Cornell and No. 6-ranked Yale crews in season-opening action on Friday night at the Cayuga Inlet in Ithaca, New York.

The Hawkeyes placed second in every event behind No. 6-ranked Yale, but ahead of a storied program in Cornell — an early sign of strength for Iowa rowing against strong Ivy League programs, who finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in their conference championship a season ago.


“I think our racing on Friday entire reasonably well,” head coach Andrew Carter said. “The weather wasn’t a factor on Friday, with fair conditions on the course and reasonable markings for the coxswains to follow.”

Session I began with the 3V8+ event, where the 1N8+ Iowa crew competed. In its first 2000-meter race against varsity competition, the novice crew earned a runner-up result behind Yale and ahead of Cornell. Iowa’s 2V4+ also had a strong outing, placing second with a faster time than the team’s 1V4+ posted in its runner-up finish.

The 2V8+ boat was the highlight of first session action for the Hawkeyes, as it finished just 2.5 inches shy of a first place result and the upset of No. 6 Yale.

“The 2V8+ had our most stand-out performance of the day, being only 2.5 inches off Yale, who are currently ranked No. 6 in the country,” head coach Andrew Carter said.

Session I ended one event early, as darkness and debris pushed the final 1V8+ race to Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. with Session II to follow.

“It was a shame that the 1V8+ wasn’t able to get onto the course tonight,” Carter said. “I think they were really ready to go.”


Session 2 – Saturday, April 4, 2015
7:30 a.m. – Varsity Eight – Cornell, Yale, Iowa
8:35 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – Iowa, Syracuse, Boston U
9:20 a.m. – Varsity Four A – Iowa, Syracuse, Boston U
10:05 a.m. – Varsity Eight – Iowa, Syracuse, Boston U

10:50 a.m. – Varsity Four B – Iowa, Syracuse, Boston U
11:35 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight – Iowa N8, Syracuse, Boston U

Line Ups

1. Nina Hendriks
2. Zoe Ribar
3. Morgan Grastorf
4. Lauren Subler
5. Jessica Streur
6. Cristy Hartman
7. Hannah Hawks
8. Beth Baustian
C. Katie Brown

1. Alyssa Armstrong
2. Rebecca Thompson
3. Gabby Watson
4. Kat Tillman
5. Kaelyn Heiberg
6. Gemma Kerr
7. Claire Benschoter
8. Maddie Anglin
C. Destinee Gwee


1. Mackenzie Norton
2. Bec Clayton
3. Victoria Bricker
4. Brianna Achs
C. MacKenzie Cowley

1. Sarah Powell
2. Kasia Gniatcyzk
3. Sarah Rhoads
4. Erin Czupil
C. Ellen Cranberg

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