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Clemson Rowing to Conclude Fall Season at Head of the Hooch This Weekend

Clemson Rowing to Conclude Fall Season at Head of the Hooch This Weekend

Nov. 6, 2009

Clemson, SC – The Clemson rowing team will conclude its fall season at the 29th annual Head of the Hooch this weekend. The event will take place at Ross’s Landing Park on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, TN. Racing will be held on Saturday, November 7 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, November 8 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Clemson will enter three boats in the Championship 8+, one in the Novice 8+, three in the championship 4+, one in the novice 4+, one pair and four boats in the open 8+ in the regatta.

The Tigers had a great showing last season at the regatta, with four boats finishing first in their respective races. They accumulated 338 points as a team, making the Tigers the highest scoring college team at the regatta. Clemson also came away with the Schlachter Cup, which is awarded to the highest scoring ACC team at the Head of the Hooch.

A record 8,600 rowers and coxswains will compete in the Head of the Hooch this year, making it the largest in the southeast and the second largest regatta in the country. For the first time in the 29-year history of the regatta, more women than men will be racing.

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