IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior rower Eve Stewart earned a silver medal racing for the Netherlands at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland.
Stewart sat in the fifth seat on the Dutch’s 8+ boat, finishing second (6:30.19) in its heat on Thursday. The runner-up finish qualified the crew for the A-Final.
In the final, Stewart and her crew started quickly off the line, but yielded to the defending World Champions, Canada, and eventually settled into fifth. With the fastest 500 meter section in the race, the Dutch moved into third place behind Canada and the United States. In the final 500 meters, Stewart’s boat was once again the fastest-moving crew and launched past the U.S. for a second-place finish (6:06.58) behind Canada.
“I’m so pleased for Eve and her crew,” UI head coach Andrew Carter said. “They’ve obviously represented the Netherlands in first-class fashion but Eve has also been a great representative of the University of Iowa and our rowing program during this World Championship campaign. Our entire team has been cheering for her and we’re all thrilled with the result.”
Stewart and the Hawkeye rowing team returns to campus in August and looks to build upon a historic 2018 season.