Hawkeyes Wrap Up Day One at Big Ten Invitational

SARASOTA, FL – The University of Iowa rowing team competed in the Big Ten Invitational on Friday at Nathan Benderson Park. The field consisted of No. 19 Alabama, No. 6 Brown, UCLA, UCF, No. 2 Duke, No. 20 Indiana, RV Iowa, No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, No. 11 Ohio State, Rutgers, No. 15 SMU, Stanford, No. 18 Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

The morning session consisted of 1V8, 2V8, 3V8, 4V8, 1V4, 2V4, and 3V4.  The Hawkeyes took Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin to task in the first segment of the invitational.

Iowa’s top placements of the morning came in the 1V8, 1V4, and 3V4. In the Varsity Eight, the Hawkeyes beat their immediate competitors by a full three and a half seconds. Iowa had the most top placements from teams within in the Big Ten Conference with three. Ohio State had a pair and Indiana/Michigan State had one each. In the 1V8 and 1V4 the Hawkeyes topped units from No. 18 Tennessee and No. 19 Alabama.

The afternoon session saw the squads of 1V8, 2V8, 3V8, 4V8, 1V4, 2V4, and 3V4. Iowa battled against Duke, Michigan, Indiana, Rutgers, and SMU in the second segment of the invitational.

The top performing crew was 4V8 with a time of 7:36.75 to finish second behind Indiana and on top of Rutgers by a full 0:15.26 seconds.

There were five Hawkeye squads that finished in third place. 1V8 finished with a time of 6:31.49, 2V8 finished with a 6:45.69 time, 3V8 had a 7:29.02 time, 2V4 finished with 7:35.22, and 3V4 anchored with a 7:46.35.

1V4 Iowa battled against UCLA for the third spot but fell short by 01.16 to finish in fourth place with a time of 7:25.94.

The Hawkeyes are back in action tomorrow, competing in the second day of the Big Ten Invitational. Fans can stream live at https://bit.ly/3ZLpiE0 or follow along live at https://bit.ly/2KRtvov.

Weather for Friday’s events was fair with warm weather, but the wind swirled and was changing directions throughout the day.


“It was a really good day for Iowa Rowing against steep competition. I’m super proud of how our team competed today against some of the best teams in the country. Our team raced at a high level in the back-to-back sessions. Our Varsity Eight and Varsity Four showed tremendous growth against ranked Alabama and Tennessee teams. We will recharge tonight and get back at it tomorrow.”

Varsity Eight


  1. Iowa (6:30.09)
  2. Alabama (6:33.81)
  3. Tennessee (6:34.92)
  4. Wisconsin (6:40.47)


  1. Michigan (6:21.37)
  2. Duke (6:27.10)
  3. Iowa (6:31.49)
  4. UCLA (6:38.27)

Iowa: Cara Burns (coxswain), Emma Dabinett, Kassandra McWhorter, Lisa Murphy, Abbey Klostermann, Taryn Lindaman, Molly Shannon, Hailey Mercuri, and Orla Cuffe.

II Varsity Eight


  1. Tennessee (6:39.26)
  2. Alabama (6:42.61)
  3. Wisconsin (6:44.22)
  4. Iowa (6:52.03)


  1. Michigan (6:29.25)
  2. Duke (6:34.23)
  3. Iowa (6:45.69)
  4. UCLA (6:51.46)

Iowa: Ava Parris (coxswain), Molly Rygh, Shae Becker, Laura Bates, Kirsten Jurgensen, Riley Shultz, Elora Fierke, Mackenzie Streveler, and Nina Lawrence.

III Varsity Eight


  1. Wisconsin (6:44.91)
  2. Tennessee (6:54.18)
  3. Iowa (6:57.38)
  4. Alabama (7:01.80)


  1. Michigan (6:53.12)
  2. Duke (7:01.05)
  3. Iowa (7:29.02)

Iowa: Taylor Lee (coxswain), Karire Evans, Olivia Taeger, Scarlett Maleham, Ella Grove, Erin Barry, Katie Jorgensen, Dawsen Dorsey, and Haley Hayes.

IV Varsity Eight


  1. Indiana (7:08.36)
  2. Wisconsin (7:16.96)
  3. Michigan (7:20.07)
  4. Iowa (7:30.93)


  1. Indiana (7:29.58)
  2. Iowa (7:36.75)
  3. Rutgers (7:52.01)

Iowa: Olivia Perez (coxswain), Marista Fraley, Jenna Van Bell, Olivia Smothers, Ava Ashworth, Alexandra Eernisse, Isabele Raveling, Molli Larson, and Delaney Streveler.

Varsity Four


  1. Iowa (7:08.94)
  2. Tennessee (7:13.46)
  3. Alabama (7:17.73)
  4. Wisconsin (7:30.27)


  1. Duke (7:13.23)
  2. Michigan (7:21.22)
  3. UCLA (7:24.78)
  4. Iowa (7:25.94)

Iowa: Natalie Maher (coxswain), Claire Wragee, Liz Blewett, Lauren Pearson, and Heidi Hines.

II Varsity Four


  1. Tennessee (7:19.97)
  2. Alabama (7:21.64)
  3. Iowa (7:22.12)
  4. Wisconsin (7:32.69)


  1. Duke (7:24.68)
  2. Michigan (7:29.77)
  3. Iowa (7:35.22)
  4. UCLA (7:36.36)

Iowa: Kimberly Marquez (coxswain), Jaecee Hall, Kendall Tucker, Emma Mask, and Sydney Brands.

III Varsity Four


  1. Iowa (7:26.60)
  2. Wisconsin (7:30.15)
  3. Michigan (7:35.55)
  4. Indiana (7:43.13)


  1. Rutgers (7:27.73)
  2. SMU (7:32.55)
  3. Iowa (7:46.35)
  4. Indiana (7:53.82)

Iowa: Halle Lindstrom (coxswain), Emmey Sherbon, Maggie Toennis, Myah Lugar, and Natalie DeGabriele.

Times between Saturday’s races have been adjusted and are now reflected on HereNow.com. The first race of the day is still scheduled for 7:30 a.m. (CT). Formats and participants in each race will remain the same.