University of Iowa rowing is set to travel to Raleigh, North Carolina on April 21-22, for the Lake Wheeler Invite. The invitational will be available for streaming on the ACC Network through ESPN+.
*All times Central
AM – 9:12 – 3V8 | 9:48 – 2V4 | 10:24 – V4 | 11:00 – 2V8 | 11:36 – V8
PM – 2:12 – 3V8 | 2:48 -2V4 | 3:24 – V4 | 4:00 – 2V8 | 4:36 – V8
AM – 8:12 – 3V8 | 8:48 – 2V4 | 9:24 – V4 | 10:00 – 2V8 | 10:36 – V8
ABOUT THE HAWKEYES
• Juniors Emma Dabinett and Abbey Klostermann enter the 2023 season after receiving first and second team all-Big Ten honors in the 2022 season.
• Iowa’s Varsity Eight earned B1G Boat of the Week on April 18, 2023, after a sweep in Kansas City, Kansas.
• Iowa recorded a program-high four Big Ten Boat of the Week honors during the 2022 championship season.
• The Hawkeye’s placed fifth 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, including 39 athletes from Iowa.
• Iowa’s coaching staff includes Associate Head Coach Megan Fitzpatrick, and Assistant Coaches Katie Thurstin and Lowell McNicholas.
CLIMBING THE RANKS
Iowa was tabbed 19th in the latest edition of the CRCA Pocock Poll, for the second consecutive week. It marks the first time since 2021, the Hawkeyes have been marked as Top-20 program in back-to-back polls.
LAST TIME OUT: B1G/B12 DOUBLE DUAL
Iowa’s gave its competition all it could handle in Kansas City, Kansas last weekend. The Hawkeyes won six of the seven events in the Big Ten/Big 12 Double Dual against Kansas, Oklahoma, and Minnesota.
The Hawkeyes will face another high-level pool of opponents in RV Alabama, Boston College, RV Boston University, RV Clemson, No. 14 Duke, Georgetown, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Navy, North Carolina, Oklahoma, No. 8 Penn, No. 9 Syracuse, RV Tennessee, UCF, and Washington State.
QUOTE FROM HEAD COACH JEFF GARBUTT
“We are excited to compete at the Lake Wheeler Invite. Getting to race two more Top 10 teams this week will be another great test to see how we’ve progressed as squad this spring. Our team is ready and improving as we begin our final push towards the Big Ten Championship. Go Hawks!”
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).