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.
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).