SPLIT SQUADS THIS WEEKEND
The University of Minnesota will be competing in two locations this weekend. The First Varsity 8+ will head to the Princeton Chase on Sunday, while the rest of the Varsity and Novice teams travel to Iowa City, Iowa to compete at the Head of the Iowa. The Gophers will compete at the Princeton Chase at 11 a.m., while from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Head of the Iowa.
Gophers and the Head of the Iowa Schedule
10:30am - Women's Varsity 8+
11:30am - Women's Novice 8+
1:00pm - Women's Varisty 4+
LAST YEAR AT THE HEAD OF THE IOWA
The University of Minnesota rowing team competed in the Head of the Iowa last year as the full team traveled to Iowa City, Iowa. The Gophers had four Varsity 8+ boats compete in the event, taking home the second, fourth, fifth and seventh overall spots. Like the Varsity Eight, the Gophers also had four Varsity 4+ boats and crossed the finish line in second, fourth, seventh and eighth overall. Minnesota traveled its novice team as well and placed third, fourth and sixth overall.
LAST TIME AT THE PRINCETON CHASE
After a year hiatus, the Gophers return to the Princeton Chase this year. In 2009, the Gophers finished sixth overall in the Women's Collegiate 8+ event with a time of 15:29.967. Winning the event was Yale's top two boats in times of 15:12.853 and 15:13.243. Princeton placed third overall, while Boston University and Virginia's B boat held the top five times. The Golden Gophers used their own oars, but borrowed a boat from Virginia.
FOLLOW THE GOPHERS
At the Princeton Chase:
At the Head of the Iowa
RACING FOR THE GOPHERS
Minnesota will have Linnea Trandem as coxswain, Tracy Merth, Erika Berg, Cassie Drozynski, Kathryn Switalski, Krystal Arbery, Molly Kalmoe, Rachel Sartor and Teresa Logemann.
Head of the Iowa Varsity
Sara Baldvins as the coxswain, Christine Beauparlant at stroke, Becky Kinchen, Sarah Krueger, Kayla Thom, Leah Rogotzke, Debbie Brzozowski, Kate Ladell, Ellen Hughes at bow.
Nicolle Fisher as the coxswain, Maddy Bourgeois at stroke, Sarah Sobek, Arielle Flynn, Ali Haws, Caitlin Boon, Allison Putlak, Alexandria Voss and Katie Anderson at bow.
Coxswain- Megan Morris as the coxswain, Nicolette Marquardt at stroke, Sarah Sobek, Ellen Hughes, Katherine Windsor, Amelia Black, Katrina Becker, Melissa Drezdzon and Molly Gruber at bow.
Coxswain Olivia Vlahos, Jen Kohl at stroke, Erica Revering, McKenzie Fitzgerald, Emily Smoter, Rebecca Curtis, Deena Altschwager, Kelly Brickl and Emily Karp at bow.
Coxswain Jordan Weizhaar at Kathryn DeSmidt stroke, Katherine Moran, Cameo Kale, Cassandra Meyer, Anne Biehl, Mackenzie Zimmerman, Chelsea Miller, Meredith Hilgeman.