University of Iowa rowing travels to Cherry Hill, NJ, for its first championship season regatta against Ohio State, Syracuse, and Yale on Cooper River.
The Hawkeyes will begin morning competition against Ohio State and Yale at 7 a.m. (CT) with the 1V4. Races to follow will include the 2V8 at 7:20 and the 1V8 at 7:40. Iowa’s 2V4 and 3V4 boats will both race in the 2V4 at 8:00, and wrap up the session with the 3V8 at 8:20. Iowa will then follow a similar schedule, beginning at noon, for its afternoon races versus Syracuse.
ABOUT THE HAWKEYES
• Juniors Emma Dabinett and Abbey Klostermann enter the 2023 season after receiving first and second team All Big-Ten selections in the 2022 season.
• Iowa recorded a program high four Big Ten Boat of the Week honors during 2022’s championship season.
• The Hawkeye’s placed 5th at the 2022 Big Ten Championships – the program’s best finish since 2019.
• Junior Hailey Mercuri represented her home country of Canada in the U23 World Rowing Championships during July in Varese, Italy.
• Senior Molly Rygh was a Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree recipient at the 2022 Big Ten Championships.
• Iowa’s roster represents a total of six countries and nine states.
• Iowa’s coaching staff includes associate head coach Megan Fitzpatrick, and assistant coaches Katie Thurstin and Lowell McNicholas.
Iowa faces three teams that finished in the 2022 National Pocock CRCA Poll. Yale and Ohio State placed 5th and 6th, while Syracuse finished 17th. The Hawkeyes ended the year receiving votes in the same respective poll.
QUOTE FROM HEAD COACH JEFF GARBUTT
“We are extremely excited with the work and effort we have put into our training all year long, and are ready to put our progress to the test against some highly rated competition.”
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES
Fans can follow the Iowa rowing program on social media via Instagram (@iowa_rowing) and Facebook (iowawomensrowing) with live updates on Twitter (@iowarowing).
The Hawkeyes will have a week off before heading to Sarasota, Fla., for the Big Ten Invitational on April 7-8.