Hoosier Rowing Heads to Chicago For Final Fall Regatta
Nov. 1, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana rowing team will travel to the Chicago-area this Sunday for its second regatta of the Fall season. The Hoosiers will be taking just two varsity eight boats to the regatta to compete against five other Big Ten schools and Notre Dame.
The other Big Ten schools that will be competing include Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
"All six of the teams we will be facing are of NCAA Championship caliber," Indiana head coach Steve Peterson said. "Michigan should be the crew to beat since they just returned from the Head of the Charles two weeks ago, finishing as the top collegiate crew in the country, knocking off last year's NCAA Champions and finalists from Yale, Princeton, and Brown."
The event will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. on the Calumet-Sag Channel in Blue Island, Ill., and Calumet Park, Ill., with the Varsity and Novice Head Races.
"This weekend is the first real indication of how well our training has been going this year," Peterson said. "With such a young team, we decided to take a different approach to our training program this year. We eliminated most of our fall races so that we could spend the fall focusing solely on improving the physiological and technique abilities of our athletes without the distraction that comes with preparing for races. Because we have had only one race so far this fall, we only have a hunch on how our training is going. However, because of the caliber of the crews that will be at this race, we will come away from this race knowing where we stand on the national level."
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