Clemson Rowing Competes at the Head of the Charles

Clemson Rowing Competes at the Head of the Charles

Oct. 19, 2008

Boston, MA – The Clemson rowing team traveled to Boston, MA this weekend to compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta. The regatta, held on the Charles River, is the world’s largest two-day rowing event. The Tigers entered two boats in the competition, with both finishing among the top University crews in their respective races.

The Club 4+ boat finished in second place overall, and were the first University crew to cross the finish line with a time of 18:58.857. The crew consisted of Mairi Trimboli, Jenn Agee, Connie Gorman, Nicole Rau, and coxswain Andrea Belbusti.

“We are excited for these rowers,” said Head Coach Richard Ruggeri. “They rowed and coxed a smart race and came away as the top University in the event.”

Also competing for the Tigers in Boston was the Varsity 8+. They finished with a time of 16:45.765, placing 11th out of 38 boats in the Championship 8+ race. Brittany Cummings, Megan Bendik, Liz Robb, Kelly Murphy, Stefanie Kozuszek, Hilary Cumbest, and coxswain Meredith Razzolini competed in the race for Clemson.

“In preparation for the Charles, selection and competition was tight,” said Ruggieri. “The remainder of our 2V8 push this crew daily and certainly were part of their success. The creation of depth will be our goal throughout the season and this represented a good start.”

The Tigers return to action on November 1 at the Head of the Hooch held in Chattanooga, TN.