Hawkeyes Open Season With Ivy-Big Ten Dual

The University of Iowa rowing team travels to Camden, New Jersey, to race in an Ivy League-Big Ten
Conference double dual against Harvard and Yale at Cooper River Park on Saturday, March 26. Michigan State is also
representing the Big Ten Conference

Iowa competes against Yale during the first session beginning at 7 a.m. (CT). The Hawkeyes face Harvard in
the second session beginning at 11:10 a.m.

Iowa is competing with its first and second varsity eight crews, its first and second varsity four crews, and
one novice eight crew. The Hawkeyes are receiving votes (11) in the March 16 CRCA national poll. Iowa will
face a Yale team ranked No. 11 by the CRCA. Harvard is receiving votes (10).


  • Jeff Garbutt is in his first year as Iowa’s head coach for Iowa. Garbutt was an assistant for the Hawkeyes
    from 2013-2020.
  • Iowa’s new coaching staff includes associate head coach Megan Fitzpatrick, and assistant coaches Katie
    Thurstin and Lowell McNicholas.
  • The Hawkeyes bring back 42 rowers from the 2020-21 season, as well as the addition of 22 freshmen.
  • Iowa returns to competition for the first time since the Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 23, 2021, where the
    Hawkeyes finished first in both the Varsity 4 and 8.

"With winter training and spring break behind us, I am ready to finally get to our racing season. The team has done a great job adapting to our new routines and has put in the work to be race ready. We have a great blend of experience levels that are starting to figure things out. As with many schools in our region, I am excited to see how we progress each week with more opportunity to get to row. We will race 17 out of the top 20 schools this spring and have one of the most challenging schedules in college rowing. Our staff has done a fantastic job with the squad, and I can't wait to see the hard work pay off."

Head Coach Jeff Garbutt