CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— The Clemson rowing team concluded the fall schedule with the Rivanna Romp today against some of the conference’s top competition. The Tigers competed in two events, the Varsity Eights and Varsity Fours, with nine total boats in action.
The Varsity Eights started the day at 10 a.m. The Clemson “A” boat recorded the highest finish for the Tigers in the event, a 10th place finish with a time of 13:56.1. The Clemson “B” boat followed close behind, rowing to a 15th place finish and a time of 14:34.8. The Clemson “C” boat finished 19th with a time of 14:48.1. Virginia had four boats in the top six in the event, including the top boat, Virginia “A”, which finished with a time of 13:11.1. In all, 21 boats competed in the race.
“I’m proud of the work the team has done this fall. As we head into winter training we are in a much better place than we were last year at this time in terms of miles rowed, technical progression and strength in the weight room,” said Head Coach Stephen Frazier Wong. “We’ll come off the water now and our students will focus on preparing for their end of term exams as well as increasing their fitness on the rowing machines.”
The Clemson “A” boat highlighted the day for the Tigers in the Varsity Fours, rowing to a fourth place finish with an overall time of 14:58.4. The race was a clean sweep for Virginia who captured the top three spots with the winning time of 14:39.8 coming from Virginia “A”. Clemson “B” was the next highest finishing boat for the Tigers, coming in 13th place followed by Clemson “C” in 17th and Clemson “D” in 19th. The final two Tiger boats finished 21st and 23rd.
“Today helped put our fall season in perspective and see the gains we’ve made but also the work we still have to do so we can come back bigger and stronger than these teams in the spring,” said senior Katherine Peters.
This marks the end of the rowing team’s fall season and they will next head into winter training. The Tigers open the spring season with a home meet on March 5th.
A: Emily Goff (Cox), Paula Wesselmann (Stroke), Tatiana Lundstrom (7), Milena Heuer (6), Dana Zielinski (5), Gaia Nencini (4), Ashley Robinson (3), Lorena Croft (2), Lydia Hanewich (Bow)
B: Katie Eidson (Cox), Giorgia Bergamasco (Stroke), Sophia Porach (7), Erin Ferguson (6), Amber Rewis (5), Emily Radziwon (4), Cassidy Davidson (3), Megan Mars (2), Julia Meredith (Bow)
C: Rebekah Stein (Cox), Anna McLean (Stroke), Emma Neat (7), Courtney Fallon (6), Jennifer D’Anthony (5), Rebecca Simonetti (4), Julia Mathews (3), Brynn Hentschel (2), Anna Skochdopole (Bow)
A: Megan Kauffeld (Cox), Paula Wesselmann (4), Tatiana Lundstrom (3), Milena Heuer (2), Dana Zielinski (Bow)
B: Rebekah Stein (Cox), Julia Meredith (4), Emily Radziwon (3), Cassidy Davidson (2), Megan Mars (Bow)
C: Emily Goff (Cox), Giorgia Bergamasco (4), Sophia Porach (3), Amber Rewis (2), Erin Ferguson (Bow)
D: Katie Eidson (Cox), Gaia Nencini (4), Ashley Robinson (3), Lorena Croft (2), Lydia Hanewich (Bow)
E: Kasi Sweisford (Cox), Anna McLean (4), Emma Neat (3), Courtney Fallon (2), Katherine Peters (Bow)
F: RC O’Shea (Cox), Rebecca Simonetti (4), Julia Mathews (3), Anna Skochdopole (2), Alison Rehfus (Bow)
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