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Mar 03, 2023

Regatta Central: Carolina Cup

đź“ŤClemson, S.C. (Lake Hartwell)

🗓 Saturday, March 3, 2023 • 8:30 a.m.

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CLEMSON S.C. – After competing in several fall regattas and finishing a successful offseason, the Clemson Tigers now look to open their 2023 spring season on Saturday, March 4 against the University of North Carolina in the 2023 Carolina Cup. This race will be the only regatta Clemson will host all season. 

Beginning at 8:30 a.m, the Tigers will race three Varsity Eight boats and three Varsity Four boats on Lake Hartwell. The lineups are listed below: 

1v8: Christina Minyo (cox), Lucia Coutant (s), Hannah Newman, Anna Luttrell, Rachel Twitty, Carolina Emerson, Lori Belanger, Isabel Velasquez, and Amelia Anglin(b)

2v8: Julia Walsh (cox), Claudia Scherbin (s), Abby Dutton, Jane Upmeyer, Emma Randolph, Hannah Hayes, Amelia Rinehart, Jaysen Hall, and Emery Sampson (b)

3v8: Lauren Crumley (cox), Emma Frohnapfel (s), Celia Cox, Rose Imbesi, Deanna Cácere. Ivey May, Kalia Wallace, Lauren Johnson, Maylin Lindsey (b)

1v4: Salma Shaalan (cox), Maddie O’Neill (s), Elizabeth Murphy, Camille Egger, and Gabby Babin (b)

2v4: Kristen Dutkin (cox), Josie Bonamy (s), Emmie Kelly, Karli Robinson, and Maddie Scarlett (b)

3v4: Stephanie Hampton (cox), Rebecca Pitt (s), Amari Randall, Ava Tarzian, and Nora Ryan (b)

Clemson is led by Head Coach Stephen Frazier Wong who enters his ninth season with the Tigers. Along with Head Coach Stephen Frazier Wong is Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Ted Nagorsen, Assistant Coach and Head Novice Coach Mandy Merritt, Assistant Coach Katie Muench and Graduate Assistant Coach Ciara Devenuto-Wyeth. 

The Tiger’s roster is made up of 20 freshmen, 12 sophomores, 20 juniors, and 12 seniors. Leading the team are captains Izzy Velasquez and Anna Luttrell. In addition to the two captains, Clemson’s rowing team is also led by Karli Robinson, Lucia Coutant and Kristen Dutkin who are members of their Leadership Committee.

In the fall, Clemson competed in three regattas; the Secret City Head Race, the Head of the Charles and the Head of the Black Warrior River. Clemson medaled in each race that they competed in at the Secret City Head Race, earning eight total. Additionally, Clemson raced in the Women’s Club Four and the Women’s Championship Eight at the Head of the Charles. At the Head of the Black Warrior, Clemson competed in the Varsity Fours where Clemson B took home first place and Clemson A came in second. The Tigers also rowed in the Novice Eights at the Head of the Black Warrior, where Clemson A finished first and Clemson B came in second. 

After the Carolina Cup, Clemson will be on the road for the rest of their 2023 spring season. On Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, Clemson will compete in the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Next, Clemson will travel to Dexter Lake, Oregon to race Oregon State, Gonzaga, and San Diego.

After that, the Tigers will head up north to Cherry Hill, NJ on Saturday, April 1 to compete in the Doc Hosea Invitational on the Cooper River. Many other universities will join Clemson at the Doc Hosea Invitational, including Boston College, Bucknell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Eastern Michigan, George Washington, Georgetown, Northeastern, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, University of Massachusetts, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rhode Island, US Naval Academy and Villanova.

To wrap up their regular season, Clemson will travel to Raleigh, N.C. on April 21 and 22 for the Lake Wheeler Invite where they will race 17 other schools: Alabama, Boston College, Boston University, Duke, Georgetown, Iowa, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Navy, Oklahoma, Penn, San Diego, Syracuse, UCF, UNC and Washington State. After that, the Tigers will return to Lake Wheeler in Raleigh, N.C. to conclude their season and compete in the ACC Championship on May 12 and 13th. 

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