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Rowing Returns to Action This Weekend

Rowing Returns to Action This Weekend

March 27, 2003

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Clemson rowing will travel to Manhattan, KS to face the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kansas State Wildcats this Saturday. The race day will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuttle Creek Lake.

The Tigers faced both the Hawkeyes and Wildcats last year at the Longhorn Invitational in dual competitions with each team. In both sets of races Clemson took the Novice 8+, Varsity 4+ and Second Varsity 8+ competitions, while falling in the Varsity 8+ races.

Clemson met these two teams later in the season at the South Region Championships. In the Second Varsity 4+ Grand Final the Tigers finished ahead of Kansas State by 4.2 seconds. Clemson defeated Kansas State again in the Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final as the Tigers won the race in 6:54.2. Winning the First Varsity 8+ Petite Final in 6:41.4 Clemson bettered both Iowa and Kansas State. The Tigers faced Iowa in the First Varsity 4+ Petite Final where Clemson fell to the Hawkeyes by just over 13 seconds.

While Clemson’s Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+, Novice 8+, and Varsity 4+ are racing in Manhattan, Kansas, against Iowa and Kansas State, those remaining in Clemson (Second Novice 8+, Second Varsity 4+, and Novice 4+) will compete in the Clemson Sprints which is hosted by the Clemson Crew Club on Saturday, March 29th on Lake Hartwell.

Last time on the water, the Tigers won the Varsity 4+, Second Novice 8+, Novice 8+ and Varsity 8+ over No. 13 Notre Dame and ACC rival North Carolina. As a result of the Tigers’ Varsity 8+ win, it was honored with ACC Crew of the Week.

Following this weekend’s race the Tiger rowing team will travel to San Diego, Ca for the San Diego Crew Classic.

Clemson vs. Iowa and Kansas State Schedulec 9:15am Varsity 4+ 9:30am First Novice 8+ 9:45am Second Varsity 8+ 10:00am First Varsity 8+

About Iowa The Hawkeyes’ enter this weeks competition after a successful weekend at the Longhorn Invitational. Iowa’s varsity boats finished the regatta undefeated earning wins over Texas, Duke, Tulsa, and SMU. In novice competition, the Hawkeyes’ First Novice 4+ won against Texas and Tulsa, with the First Novice 8+ also winning against Tulsa. Iowa finished last season ranked 26th in the nation.

About Kansas State The Wildcats return to action this weekend after kicking off their season in the Longhorn Invitational. Kansas State swept Tulsa and SMU while taking loses to Texas, Duke and Iowa.