Hawkeyes Host Big Ten - Pac-12 Challenge

The University of Iowa rowing team will host Minnesota, Oregon State, Central Florida, Southern California and Wisconsin for its first official home regatta of the season at Lake MacBride. Action is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. (CT).

The current schedule plans for the V8 to begin racing at 7:30 a.m. Each race to follow (2V8, V4, 2V4, N8, 3V4 and 2N8) will take place every 15 minutes in written order. The schedule is subject to change depending on weather, with the earliest start time being 7 a.m.

The Hawkeyes are receiving votes for the fifth consecutive week in the latest national Pocock CRCA Poll.

•Iowa’s 3V4 won two of its three races at the Big Ten Invitational to earn the Big Ten Boat of the Week honors on April 19. It is the Hawkeyes’ third Boat of the Week accolade this season — a program record.
• The award-winning 3V4 included Mckenna Keen (coxswain), Paige Leibfried, Liz Blewett, Maggie Winegar and Riley Shultz.
• The Hawkeyes first varsity eight was named Big Ten Boat of the Week following its performance at the Ivy League-Big Ten Double Dual in Camden, New Jersey, on March 26.
• The Hawkeyes’ 1V8 crew picked up its first win of the season by pulling away from Harvard in the second half of the course and finishing in 6:34.3 — more than four seconds in front of Harvard’s top boat.
• Iowa’s 1V8 included Ava Parris (coxswain), Mary Wright, Molly Rygh, Kasi McWhorter, Emma Dabinett, Abbey Klostermann, Lisa Murphy, Hailey Mercuri and Emma Mask.
• The Hawkeyes’ 1V4 crew won Big Ten Boat of the Week on April 5 after its Grand Final at the Sunshine State Invitational, finishing with a time of 7:20.66 – more than six seconds ahead of second-place Kansas State.
• Iowa’s 1V4 included Livvy Osgood, Jaecee Hall, Heidi Hines, Laura Bates and Cara Burns (coxswain).

• The Hawkeyes set a school record for Big Ten Boat of the Week award winners with its 1V8, 1V4 and 3V4 wins.
• Iowa picked up four victories at the Big Ten Invitational in Florida on April 15-16. Iowa’s 1V8 crew put together a successful victory, coming in just short of five seconds in front of runner-up Notre Dame. The Hawkeyes also put together a 1V4 win, this time beating Dartmouth by a second. The 3V4 crew had two wins in their first weekend of spring competition.
• The Hawkeyes’ 1V4 and novice eight crews each picked up grand final victories in Sarasota at the Sunshine State Invitational (April 1-2).
• Iowa captured two victories in its first regatta of the championship season. The Hawkeyes’ 1V8 boat came in first, finishing four seconds ahead of Harvard’s boat. The second victory occurred in the 2V4, with the Hawkeyes out-pacing Harvard by 28.8 seconds.

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