Hawkeyes Host Drake in Exhibition this Weekend

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa rowing team opens up its 2023-24 season on Saturday, Oct. 7, on the Iowa River in a scrimmage against the Drake Bulldogs.

The Hawkeyes will compete in eight and four boats, consisting of 1-kilometer sprints on the Iowa River at 8 a.m. (CT).

The Hawkeyes finished 20th in the CRCA Pocock Final Poll for the first time since 2019 a season ago, and tallied 17 outright victories. Iowa spent four weeks in the top-20 which was also the best since 2021.

The Hawkeyes look to build off of last season’s fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships for the second consecutive season earning 90 points, 15 more points from the previous year.

The head-to-head races will be on the Iowa River designed to pass by the university’s Iowa Memorial Union building to Park Road. Fans can watch from either Hancher Bridge or along the riverbanks near Hancher Auditorium. Hawkeye fans can also stay up to date on all things Iowa Rowing on hawkeyesports.com.

Quoting Head Coach Jeff Garbutt

“I am excited to have the opportunity to show the Hawkeye fanbase what our sport does. Having a home event on Homecoming is a special opportunity for our athletes to showcase their abilities.”