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Apr 23, 2022

Clemson Upends Several Competitors, Registers Four First Place Finishes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Clemson finished the last day of the Lake Wheeler Invite in incredible fashion, upending boats from Oklahoma, Miami, Bucknell, Georgetown and Duke. The Tigers dominated, placing first in the V4+, 2V4+, V8+ and 2V8+ and third in the 3V8+. Clemson finished fifth out of 16 programs, totaling 60 points.

“These Tigers had to find a new gear today to finish out this weekend of tight racing”, said Head Coach Stephen Frazier Wong. “Their ability to have short memories of losses while also learning from those close races about how to perform under pressure has me in awe. This late in the season it can feel like every race has heightened importance, and our Tiger rowers have accepted the challenges that these opportunities bring.”

“I’m really proud of how my boat and our team fought today,”  said Avery Howard, the stroke of the 1V4+. “It’s always fun to put our bow balls ahead, but it’s even better to keep fighting for more. I am super pumped for the rest of the season and for the races we have coming up. I can’t wait to keep improving.”

“Lake Wheeler was a great opportunity for us to race other strong teams and prepare for ACCs,” explained Lucia Coutant, the stroke of the 2V8+. “It was awesome to finish the weekend with our bow balls ahead! I can’t wait to see our hard work carry us through the end of the season.”

“We are thankful for the opportunity to race against some fast teams this weekend,” said Kate Hadley, coxswain of the 1V8+. “We learned where our strengths are and what we need to work on going forward. We are excited to bring the energy and intensity to practice this week before the Dale England Cup!”

For information on all results, click the link here.

Up next, Clemson will travel to Bloomington, Ind. for the Dale England Cup on Saturday, April 30. 

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  • V8+ 1st place of 5 (06:44.058)
  • 2V8 1st place of 5 (06:53.131)
  • 3V8+ 3rd place of 6 (07:19.780)
  • V4+ 1st place of 5 (07:37.604)
  • 2V4+ 1st place of 5 (07:54.695)