Five of the Gophers' six boats won by open water.
Minnesota's varsity eight A boat finished secondin the main event.
The varsity 8+ will open the competition at 10:00 a.m.
The pair won their race in a time of 21:17.05.
Seven boats will compete Sunday on Rock River.
2011-12 Freshman Season: Member of the second varsity eight...defeated Kansas, Buffalo and Duke, and competed against Notre Dame and Virginia at the Oak Ridge Invitational (3/17-18)...defeated Indiana at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/7)...competed in the Virginia Invitational (4/14-15)...rowed at the home dual vs. Wisconsin (4/29)...placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships (5/13)