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.
2014-15 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten 2014-15...paced Second Varsity Two and First Varsity Eight at Head of the Rock (10/12)...Defeated Boston College, Georgetown, and Notre Dame with First Varsity Eight at Head of the Charles (10/19)...placed first with Second Varsity Eight at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (3/15)...also competed with the Second Varsity Eight boat the Oregon State Classic (4/4), the Rutgers Double Dual (4/11), and the Clemson Invite (4/18 &19)...finished the season with the First Varsity Eight boat at the Devil's Lake Challenge (5/2) and the Big 10 Championship (5/16 & 17) where the team placed fifth overall.
2013-14 • Junior Season: ... Academic All-Big Ten ... paced the Second Varsity Eight to victories over West Virginia, Dayton and Alabama at the Oak Ridge Invite (3/15-16) ... placed first against Dartmouth and Rutgers in the 2V8 at the Boston Challenge (4/5-6) ... also placed second ahead of Boston University ... competed against Michigan and Michigan State in the 2V8 at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/12) ... placed second behind Wisconsin with the 2V8 in the lone home dual of the year on Lake Phalen (5/4) ... finished fifth at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in the 2V8 (5/18)
2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Member of the second varsity eight...raced at the Oklahoma Invite against Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State and Tulsa (3/9-3/10)... defeated Tennessee in a non-conference road dual (3/24)... competed at the Clemson Invite (4/21)... raced at Wisconsin in a Big Ten dual (5/5)... competed at Big Ten Championships (5/19).
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).