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Clemson Plays Host to ACC Rowing Championship

Clemson Plays Host to ACC Rowing Championship

April 22, 2005

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Clemson rowing will play host to the sixth annual ACC Championship on Saturday, April 23 at Lake Hartwell. For the first time ever, the field will consist of five schools, as Miami has joined the competition this season. The event gets underway at 9:00 AM, with the varsity 4+ the first of four races. An awards ceremony will be held at 10:30 AM to honor the 2005 champions and All-ACC rowers.

The Tigers hope to knock off nationally-ranked, five-time ACC champion Virginia. The Cavaliers have won all but one event in the history of the ACC Championship, which was the varsity 4+ race that Clemson won in 2001. Virginia is the top seed in all but one race this weekend, as Clemson will be #1 seed for the novice 8+ race.

Clemson comes into the event having last raced two weeks ago at the Windermere Crew Classic in California. In that competition, the novice 8+ defeated the University of Washington, a first for the Tiger rowing program. The Tigers have done well in home events this spring. Clemson swept Eastern Michigan to kick off the 2005 season and won all but one race from the likes of Indiana, Purdue, Buffalo, and Marist during the Clemson Challenge in March. The Tigers’ second varsity 8+ won ACC crew of the week honors during the latter event.

Virginia enters as the top seed for the varsity 4+, second varsity 8+, and varsity 8+. The Cavaliers’ second varsity 8+ has twice earned ACC crew of the week honors this spring. Virginia performed well in the Windermere Crew Classic, winning nearly all of the races it entered.

Duke is the #2 seed for the varsity 8+, having won ACC crew of the week honors this past Monday. The Blue Devils defeated Oregon State in a race at Charlottesville, VA. Duke has also competed in the Longhorn Invitational and ACC/Big Ten regatta this spring.

Miami enters this weekend’s event as the #3 seed in both the varsity 4+ and novice 8+. The Hurricanes’ varsity 8+ also earned ACC crew of the week honors this spring, following a second-place showing in the San Diego Crew Classic. Miami most recently took part in the FIRA Championships in Tampa, FL.

North Carolina’s second varsity 8+ has competed well this spring, winning races in a regatta at Georgetown and in the Carolina Invitational. Most recently, the Tar Heels won a second varsity 8+ and novice 8+ race at the SIRA Championships on Lake Melton in Oak Ridge, TN.

Saturday’s schedule of events is listed below and can be found in PDF format on Clemson’s official athletics site,

Schedule of Events 9:00 AM Varsity 4+ 9:20 AM Novice 8+ 9:40 AM Second Varsity 8+ 10:00 AM Varsity 8+ 10:30 AM Awards Ceremony/Cookout