Indiana Rowing Travels to Iowa for B1G Double Dual
April 11, 2014
The Indiana Rowing team will look to continue its winning ways when it hits the road for the Big Ten Double Dual, hosted by the Iowa Hawkeyes on Lake MacBride in Solon, Iowa. Saturday's dual also features guest No. 19 Louisville.
The Hoosiers are coming off a clean sweep of West Virginia, after opening the spring slate with a sweep of Dayton and Duquesne in Bloomington. The early effort earned Indiana two votes in this week's CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll.
"This past weekend was a good race against West Virginia," said head coach Steve Peterson. "Again, our goals were to just establish our race rhythm and try to figure out the best way to move the boat for the majority of the race down the course. We didn't get too caught up in the details of race strategy in the sense of how we're going to do our start or how we're going to sprint or how we're going to make moves. It was really just about getting our boat to go further, each and every stroke, than the opponent."
In their first races away from Lake Lemon, the Hoosiers will compete in two sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET against host Iowa, and then at 1:45 p.m. against the Cardinals.
"I think anytime you go on the road, there's always going to be some challenges," added Peterson. "We're not staying in our own homes, we're racing on a different course with different travel to the course. All of these little things that you kind of take for granted when you're sitting here at home can play a big factor. You throw into that Louisville, who's ranked in the top-20, and Iowa, who is getting votes in the top 20 - we have two very good opponents. Each week, our racing has gotten tougher and tougher, and this is just the next step toward the Big Ten Championships. We just keep talking about treating each race the same we do in practice and going as hard as we do in practice. If the work that we've done has been correct, the results will take care of themselves."
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