Minnesota will face the host Hawkeyes and Louisville during the event.
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.
2012-13 Freshman Season: Coxswain for the Second Varsity Eight ... raced at the Oklahoma Invite against Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State and Tulsa (3/9-10) ... Defeated Tennessee in the road dual (3/24)... finished first against Louisville, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan State and Rhode Island at the Clemson Invite (4/21)... defeated Michigan State in the double-dual at Wisconsin (5/5) ... competed at Big Ten Championships (5/19).
High School: 2012 graduate of Pickerington High School North ... Earned two varsity letters in rowing ... rowed under head coach Matt Chase ... placed third in the Men's Lighweight 4+ at the Youth National Championships in 2012 ... also placed second in the Men's Lightweight 4+ at the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships ... In 2011, notched a seventh-place finish in the Men's 1V4 at the Youth National Championships ... placed second with the Men's 1V4 at the Head of the Hooch in 2010 ... earned the Award of Merit as a senior ... three-time member of the high honor roll ... also participated in choir.
Personal: Born November 11, 1993 ... Daughter of Daniel and Karen Gainey ... has a younger sister, Sally ... her father played basketball at Findlay College ... enjoys singing.