Clemson Rowing Announces 2008-09 Schedule

Clemson Rowing Announces 2008-09 Schedule

Aug. 26, 2008

The Clemson rowing team will compete in five events this fall, Head Coach Richard Ruggieri announced on Tuesday. The Tigers also have a busy spring schedule, with 12 events scheduled from the end of February until the end of May.

Clemson opens their fall season with a scrimmage on Lake Hartwell on September 6. The annual class day regatta will be held on September 20. For the first time, the Tigers will be traveling to Welland, Ontario to take part in the Head of the Welland.

Clemson will once again return to the Head of the Charles held in Boston, MA. Last season, the Tiger’s Club 4+ crew finished first in the college division in Boston at the world’s largest two-day regatta.

The Tigers will round out the fall season with a trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Head of the Hooch regatta. The Varsity 8+ placed third at this event last season.

Clemson opens the spring season on February 20 with a scrimmage against Brock, a team making its first trip to Lake Hartwell. Eastern Michigan will also come to Clemson to scrimmage the Tigers on February 28.

ACC rival Boston College will visit Clemson for their spring break training. Last season the Tigers swept BC, and they will look to continue their success with a dual regatta on March 7. Michigan State will also spend time in Clemson again and will take on the Tigers on March 10.

On March 14 and March 22, the Tigers will host the Clemson Challenge and the Clemson Sprints. Clemson’s Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+ and Novice 8+ each finished first in the Clemson Challenge last season.

For the first time in the history of the program, the Tigers will travel to Redwood Shores, CA to participate in the Pac 10 Challenge. This regatta typically features top Division 1 rowing programs and will be held March 26-29, 2009.

Old Dominion will make their first trip to Clemson on April 4 for a dual regatta with the Tigers. The following weekend, Clemson will travel to Lake Monticello, VA to compete in the Virginia Invitational.

For the sixth consecutive spring, Clemson will host the ACC Rowing Championships which will be held on April 18. Last season, Clemson finished second overall, and the Novice 8+ crew brought home the ACC Championship after winning their race in a record-setting time.

Clemson will look to improve upon their sixth place overall finish last year at the Aramark South/Central Sprints on May 16-17. After a strong performance at this regatta last year, the Tiger’s Varsity 8+ crew earned the first bid to the NCAA Rowing Championships in school history. The Tigers hope to make it to the championship event again this year, which will be held from May 28-31.

2008-09 Clemson Rowing Schedule