Hawkeyes Compete at 2022 Big Ten Rowing Championships

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Iowa rowing team wrapped up competition in Sunday’s Big Ten Championships at the Indianapolis Rowing Center.

Iowa’s top placement of the morning was a fourth-place finish coming from its II Varsity Four crew. The boat finished in 7:24.163, topping no. 17 Indiana’s boat by just over five seconds. The Hawkeyes’ III Varsity Four boat came in fifth, also nudging past Indiana’s boat by under six seconds. The I Varsity Four finished eighth, respectively.

Both Hawkeyes’ varsity eight boats edged past rival Wisconsin. The I Varsity Eight placed sixth in 6:29.798, just about 2.9 seconds shy of fifth place Minnesota. The II Varsity Eight boat finished fifth in its session.

Iowa’s novice crews got the day started with the first two races of the championships. The I Novice Eight crew finished seventh, about 12 seconds ahead of Minnesota. The II Novice boat placed sixth, respectively.

The Hawkeyes ended the Big Ten Championships in fifth place with a total of 75 points.

Sophomore Emma Dabinett was named first-team All-Big Ten, and sophomore Abbey Klostermann was named second-team All-Big Ten. Senior Molly Rygh repeated as the Hawkeyes’ recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

“This weekend was the culmination of a lot of hard work by our athletes, coaching staff, and everyone that supports our team on a daily basis. Early on when we got to work with the team, they said a top five team finish (at Big Ten Championships) was a one of their goals. To be able to obtain that goal and finisher higher than our seeding this year and better than our team finish from last year is a testament to the young women that show up everyday to Beckwith Boathouse. They demonstrated a truly unbreakable bond of team first and once again moved our team forward. We cannot wait to get back to work next year!”

Varsity Eight

1. Ohio State: 6:13.883
2. Michigan: 6:14.446
3. Indiana: 6:20.752
4. Rutgers: 6:21.012
5. Minnesota: 6:26.860
6. Iowa: 6:29.798
7. Wisconsin: 6:37.448
8. Michigan State: 6:46.488

Iowa: Ava Parris (coxswain), Emma Dabinett, Abbey Klostermann, Lisa Murphy, Kasi McWhorter, Taryn Lindaman, Hailey Mercuri, Emma Mask, Orla Cuffe

II Varsity Eight

1. Michigan: 6:23.917
2. Ohio State: 6:24.305
3. Rutgers: 6:32.789
4. Indiana: 6:34.639
5. Iowa: 6:41.863
6. Wisconsin: 6:42.565
7. Minnesota: 6:48.085
8. Michigan State: 6:56.998

Iowa: Adrianna Symicek (coxswain), Molly Rygh, Kirsten Jurgersen, Abby Jaynes, Shae Becker, Laura Bates, Mary Wright, Nina Lawrence, Mackenzie Streveler

Novice Eight

1. Ohio State: 6:39.098
2. Michigan: 6:41.900
3. Rutgers: 6:52.529
4. Wisconsin: 6:54.645
5. Indiana: 6:58.304
6. Michigan State: 7:08.049
7. Iowa: 7:09.058
8. Minnesota: 7:21.464

Iowa: Natalie Maher (coxswain), Ava Satterfield, Molly Shannon, Abby Thoms, Grace Ethofer, Margaret Toennis, Haley Reeves, Myah Lugar, Natalie DeGabriele

II Novice Eight

1. Rutgers: 6:55.477
2. Ohio State: 6:55.779
3. Michigan: 6:59.093
4. Michigan State: 7:18.326
5. Wisconsin: 7:24.568
6. Iowa: 7:48.184

Iowa: McKenna Keen (coxswain), Lily Beardsley, Tabitha Keith, Shreya Gaddi, Delaney Knutson, Natalie Goetzman, Bailey Shafer, Kenni Smith, Elena James

Varsity Four

1. Ohio State: 7:01.378
2. Michigan: 7:09.499
3. Rutgers: 7:16.119
4. Michigan State: 7:22.103
5. Indiana: 7:26.344
6. Wisconsin: 7:26.344
7. Minnesota: 7:28.751
8. Iowa: 7:33.718

Iowa: Cara Burns (coxswain), Paige Leibfried, Heidi Hines, Livvy Osgood, Jaecee Hall

II Varsity Four

1. Ohio State: 7:05.968
2. Michigan: 7:08.866
3. Rutgers: 7:14.023
4. Iowa: 7:24.163
5. Indiana: 7:29.301
6. Wisconsin: 7:35.431
7. Michigan State: 7:35.868
8. Minnesota: 7:47.891

Iowa: Kaitlyn Hansen (coxswain), Claire Wragge, Liz Blewett, Maggie Winegar, Ellie Shaver

III Varsity Four

1. Michigan: 7:17.532
2. Ohio State: 7:21.901
3. Rutgers: 7:28.920
4. Wisconsin: 7:43.564
5. Iowa: 7:47.356
6. Indiana: 7:51.116
7. Michigan State: 7:52.579
8. Minnesota: 7:58.761

Iowa: Sydney Brands (coxswain), Elora Fierke, Victoria Michel, Riley Shultz, Kendall Tucker