Oct. 5, 2012
The University of Minnesota rowing team is set to open its fall season Sunday when it participates in the Head of the Mississippi on the Mississippi River. The Golden Gophers will launch from East River Flats Park on the U of M campus, with their first event scheduled to get underway at 9:15 a.m.
Minnesota will participate in four events during the Head of the Mississippi, with the novice eight boats starting the morning off with the first collegiate races of their careers. The Gophers’ varsity four boats will shove off at 11:00 a.m., the open twos will start at 3:30 p.m. and Minnesota’s varsity eight boats will conclude the day for the Gophers at 4:45 p.m.
The race will be rowed upstream beginning at the Minneapolis Rowing Club boathouse and ending approximately three miles from the start near the U of M Boathouse.
Parking is available at East River Flats Park for a small fee, while there are several additional pay lots in the area. Street parking is available above East River Flats Park, with all meters enforced.
Head of the Mississippi Schedule and Lineups
9:15 a.m. – Novice Women 8+
Novice A (SKI) - Cox: Kelly Kazmerski , Kjerstin Meyer, Brianna Boileau, Madison Koch, Kelly Koier, Jessica Flakne, Mari Sundbo, Alexis Schermer, Kersten Schwanz
Novice B (MAH) - Cox: Samantha Mocarski, Sophie Pulice, Kylie Andersen, Hillary Hercules, Evalina Bond, Alma Pronove, Katie Gundle, Laura Johnson, Abbey Kroll
Novice C (U) - Cox: Paige Silva, Jenna Christofersen, Anne Dunham, Megan Doran, Ellie Averkamp, Alyssa Axelrod, Ellie Geraets, Claire Karsting, Maddie Augustin
11:00 a.m. – Collegiate Women 4+
Varsity 4A (MacGyver) - Cox: Emilie Sabourin, Katherine Windsor, Chelsea Miller, Elisabeth Bott, Nicolette Marquardt
Varsity 4B (Sartor 4+) - Cox: Rachael Rogers, Rebecca Braak, Sarah Sobek, Katherine Moran, Sylvia Coleman
Varsity 4C (Snickers) - Cox: Alyssa Chu-Tom, Haylee Davis, Alexandria Voss, Rosina Drury, Mary Prior
Varsity 4D (TnT) - Cox: Taylor Gainey, Amy VanHeel, Jaime Friscia, Jana Wisniewski, Erica Revering
3:30 p.m. – Open Women 2-
Open 2A - Rachel Sartor, Tabitha Andelin
Open 2B - Cassie Drozynski, Ali Haws
Open 2C - Kayla Thom, Katie Anderson
Open 2D - Ellen Hughes, Lynn Hodnett
4:45 p.m. – Collegiate Women 8+
Varsity 8A (Maihem) - Cox: Emilie Sabourin, Katherine Windsor, Cassie Drozynski, Ali Haws, Rachel Sartor, Lynn Hodnett, Kayla Thom, Tabitha Andelin, Ellen Hughes
Varsity 8B (Gary) - Cox: Taylor Gainey, Nicolette Marquardt, Katie Anderson, Rebecca Braak, Sarah Sobek, Alexandria Voss, Anna Swanson, Jen Kohl, Erica Revering
Varsity 8C (Cheryl) - Cox: Rachael Rogers, Jaime Friscia, Chelsea Miller, Elisabeth Bott, Katherine Moran, Rosina Drury, Mary Prior, Haylee Davis, Amy VanHeel
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.