The University of Iowa rowing team will head to Indianapolis to race in the Big Ten Championships at the Indianapolis Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park on Sunday, May 16 at 8 a.m. (CT).
HOW TO WATCH
- The regatta will be live-streamed for free on BTN+. The link can be found at the top of this article and on the rowing “Schedule” page on hawkeyesports.com.
- There will be seven races from 8:00-10:00 a.m. (CT), with 20 minutes between the start of each race: II Novice Eights (2N8), I Novice Eights (1N8), III Varsity Fours (3V4), II Varsity (2V4), I Varsity Fours (1V4), II Varsity Eights (2V8), I Varsity Eights (1V8). The awards ceremony will follow at 11:30 a.m. (CT).
- The 2021 Big Ten Championships will feature eight B1G Programs: No. 5 Rutgers, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 9 Indiana, No. 16 Minnesota, No. 20 Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan State
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The 2021 Big Ten Rowing Championships will feature numerous social justice initiatives that you can read about on the “Tournament Central” link at the top of the article.
- The Hawkeyes currently sit in the “Others Receiving Votes” category of the Pocock CRCA Poll. Iowa received seven votes which would place them at No. 25.
- At the 2019 Big Ten Tournament, Iowa finished sixth as a team with 78 points and the I Varsity 8 boat finished in third for the best finish by a Hawkeye boat.
- Two weeks ago, Iowa closed the regular season at Michigan where they finished second to the Wolverines in four of the six races. Strong crosswinds and rough water tested the Hawkeyes as they continued to build towards the postseason.
- The Hawkeyes hold victories this season over No. 10 Indiana in the II Varsity 4 and I Novice 8, and both No. 14 Minnesota and No. 20 Wisconsin in the II Novice 8.
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES
Fans can follow the Iowa rowing program on social media on Instagram (@iowa_rowing) with updates on Twitter (@iowarowing) and via Facebook (iowawomensrowing).