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Clemson Rowing Releases 2006 Fall Schedule

Clemson Rowing Releases 2006 Fall Schedule

Aug. 4, 2006

The Clemson rowing team will compete in five events this fall, Head Coach Susie Lueck announced Friday. In addition to the annual Clemson Class Day and Tail of the Tiger races on Lake Hartwell, the Tigers will again take part in three nationally competitive events this fall. Clemson will race in the Head of the Charles, Head of the Hooch, and Rivanna Romp.

“We are looking forward to a new year,” Lueck said. “The leadership in the senior class is strong as is the returning talent. The fall season is a great time to work on aerobic conditioning and building the physiological base for the rest of the year. Our fall races provide an opportunity to race nationally competitive teams in order to realize our speed and identify areas for improvement.”

This marks the third straight year the Tigers will kick off their fall race schedule by playing host to the Tail of the Tiger on Lake Hartwell. Last season, Clemson easily swept six races over opponents such as the University of Georgia and Clemson Rowing Association (CURA). That is slated to take place on Saturday, September 16.

On September 24, Clemson will hold its ninth annual intrasquad regatta at home. The event features themed boats of classes racing against one another. It is always a fun event for the team.

Clemson’s first look at top-notch competition will be at the Head of the Charles in Boston, MA on October 21-22. Last season, the Tigers had a solid 19th-place finish among 47 boats in the championship 8+ race. Lueck hopes this year’s squad can duplicate that success or perform even better.

On November 4, the Tigers will head to Chattanooga, TN to take part in the Head of the Hooch. Clemson last competed in this event on November 6, 2004. Clemson’s novice 8+, novice 4+, club 4+, and second varsity 4+ won races that day.

Just like 2005, the Tigers’ fall race schedule will conclude with a trip to Charlottesville, VA for the Rivanna Romp. The event is hosted by ACC foe the University of Virginia. Last season, Clemson won the novice 8+ race over the home favorite Cavaliers. Clemson also was fourth in the varsity 4+ and fifth in the varsity 8+. The field included several top teams, including Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Tennessee.

2006 Fall Rowing Schedule

Date Regatta Location
Sep. 16 Tail of the Tiger Clemson, SC
Sep. 24 Class Day Clemson, SC
Oct. 21-22 Head of the Charles Boston, MA
Nov. 4 Head of the Hooch Chattanooga, TN
Nov. 12 Rivanna Romp Charlottesville, VA