Hawkeyes Finish Weekend at Lake Wheeler Invitational

Raleigh, N.C. – The University of Iowa rowing team competed in the Lake Wheeler Invitational on Saturday at Lake Wheeler Park.

Hawkeyes competed in the 1V8, 2V8, 3V8, 1V4, and 2V4 against five of the nation’s top-20 teams along with three teams receiving votes (No. 8 Syracuse, No. 10 Penn, No. 14 Duke, No. 15 Tennessee, No. 19 Washington State, RV Alabama, RV Miami (FL), RV UCF.

Iowa’s top placement of the day came from the 2V4 finishing in second place. With a stacked playing field, the Hawkeyes put up a fight and placed seventh overall with 32 points.

The Hawkeyes will return back in action on May 4 in an exhibition against the Drake Bulldogs on the Iowa River.

“Today was our biggest test of speed to date. This squad showed up ready to race and had some spirited performances. Progress was made, once again, as we look forward to the next three weeks of being back in Iowa City as we finish exams and final prep for B1G Championships! Go Hawks! Hope to see you all on May 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. for our final home exhibition races with Drake on the Iowa River near Hancher Auditorium.”

“This weekend was a great opportunity for our team to race with some challenging schools. We were able to capitalize on our strengths every race. Moving forward, we will use this weekend to motivate us to get 1% better every day in preparation for the Big 10 Championships.”

“This was a great weekend for our boat, we had some tough competition and we rose to the challenge without hesitation. I’m excited for the continued growth as a program as we find more speed and show the grit this team has.”

“It was a great weekend watching the team learn and grow with every race. I’m excited to see how our team continues to build from this experience as we head towards the Big Tens!”


Varsity Eight
1 Tennessee (6:26.43)
2 Washington State (6:40.26)
3 Miami (6:42.57)
4 Alabama (6:42.75)
5 Iowa (6:47.26)
6 Boston (6:47.48)
Iowa: Natalie Maher (cox), Emma Dabinett, Karire Evans, Claire Wragge, Molly Shannon, Taryn Lindaman, Abbey Klostermann, Hailey Mercuri, Orla Cuffe

II Varsity Eight
1 Tennessee (6:29.50)
2 Miami (6:47.18)
3 Alabama (6:51.23)
4 Iowa (6:51.85)
5 Boston (6:56.99)
6 Washington State (6:59.75)
Iowa: Cara Burns (cox), Emma Mask, Ella Grove, Elora Fierke, Abby Jaynes, Lily Beardsley, Abby Thoms, Haley Reeves, Jaecee Hall

III Varsity Eight
1 Tennessee (6:58.38)
2 Alabama (7:03.99)
3 Iowa (7:13.84)
4 Miami (7:21.42)
Iowa: Taylor Arbuckle (cox), Ashley Owen, Soph Pepper, Lauren Adams, Avery Schmidt, Nina Osborne, Emma Tate, Meghan Harris, Elise Gosset

Varsity Four
1 Tennessee (7:10.44)
2 Alabama (7:26.46)
3 Boston (7:30.19)
4 Miami (7:32.43)
5 Iowa (7:32.90)
6 Washington State (7:42.33)
Iowa: Carissa Cochico (cox), Mackenzie Streveler, Emmey Sherbon, Olivia Smothers, Olivia Taeger

II Varsity Four
1 Tennessee (7:25.09)
2 Iowa (7:33.57)
3 Alabama (7:41.25)
4 Miami (7:49.89)
5 Washington State (7:55.94)
Iowa: Kimberly Marquez (cox), Scarlett Maleham, Riley Shultz, Annabel Rayner, Emma Rayner

Final Points Standings
Tennessee 99
Duke 84
UCF 75
Syracuse 65
Penn 62
Alabama 56
Iowa 32
Miami 28
Washington State 26
Louisville 17
Tulsa 13
Clemson 10
Navy 7
Kansas 5
Boston University 2
Georgetown 2
North Carolina 1
Boston College 1