Feb. 12, 2013
The University of Minnesota rowing team competed in its first competition of the Spring season when it made the trip to San Diego, Calif., for the second time in two months and took on San Diego in a two-day scrimmage.
The Golden Gophers got things started on Mission Bay on Friday, where they scrimmaged in rough water conditions in 20-30 stroke pieces.
After a day of rest, the team took to the water Sunday morning for a formal race against the Toreros. The Gopher squads competed in timed races, in lieu of a marked distance course, with the varsity eight boats competing in a six-minute duration race and both the varsity four and novice eight boats competing in seven-minute duration races.
Five of Minnesota's six competing boats won by open water.
The Gophers officially open their spring season at the Oklahoma Invitational March 9-10, where they will compete against teams from host Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State, Tulsa and Central Oklahoma.
San Diego Scrimmage Lineups
1V4-- cox Rachael Rogers, stroke Alexandria Voss, Sylvia Coleman, Nicolette Marquardt, and Anna Swanson at bow
1N-- cox Samantha Mocarski, stroke Jessica Flakne, Brianna Boileau, Madison Koch, Kelly Koier, Abigail Kroll, Lisa Weeks, Heidi Dotzenroth, and Jocelyn Perry at bow
2N-- cox Breanna Ten Eyck, stroke Sophie Pulice, Kylie Andersen, Kjerstin Meyer, Mari Sundbo, Sara Scarbo, Katie Gundle, Hillary Hercules, and Kersten Schwanz at bow
Catching Up with Coach Davis
GopherSports.com had the chance to catch up with head rowing coach Wendy Davis to recap the weekend and preview the upcoming season.
Gophers Featured in Star Tribune Column
Patrick Reusse spent time with the Gopher rowing team last week during a morning practice.
Gophers Compete in Boston
Competing among 33 boats in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, the Minnesota rowing team finished 16th on Sunday afternoon.