Tail of the Fox 2014
This Sunday, Marquette Crew raced at the Tail of the Fox Regatta in De Pere, WI. After travelling up the day before, race day dawned bright, sunny, and windy. This race was also the first chance that the novice had to race, and for them to finally test their new found skills against other crews. While fall races are generally 5000M in length, because of the layout of this course, and some very strong cross-winds, the race was shortened to just under 3000M.
This race was a huge success for all four teams. The varsity women raced both an 8+ and three 4+s. The 8+ finished 2nd, at a time of 8:49.5, only 6 seconds behind the first place boat. The three 4+s competed in a strong event, ultimately finishing in 1st, 3rd, and 6th place. The B boat claimed a time of 9:34.5, followed by the A boat at 9:50.4, and finally, the C boat with a final time of 10:39.2. The varsity men also raced an 8+ and two 4+s (open and lightweight). The 4+s had some great success, with the lightweight 4+ placing 2nd (8:51.8), and the openweight 4+ finishing 1st (8.26.0). The open men's 8+ completed the course in 7:52.8, ultimately placing 6th.
The novice women raced two 8+s and two 4+s, and every boat medaled. The two 8+s placed 1st and 2nd, 9:43.5 and 9:54.5 respectively. On the other side, the 4A finished the race in 10:06 (1st), 40 seconds in front of the second place boat. The 4B was quick on their tail, completing the course in 11:20.3 (3rd). Finally, the novice men competed in the Novice Men's 8 event, rowing the course in 9:16.2, claiming a third place finish.
The weekend was a great way to hit off the full regatta season, with all crews racing. Marquette Crew had a total of 10 boats medal, an unparalleled victory. We would like to thank everyone who made this possible, with a special thanks to our biggest supporters, our parents. None of this would be possible without your continued support and help. We hope to see everyone in the next month, as our regatta this Sunday approaches, and the Head of the Charles looms on the horizon.
Rowers in New Marquette University Commercial
Our Varsity Women were recently filmed for the new Marquette University commercial, "Ignite". The commercial highlights Marquette's entrepreneurial spirit and drive for excellence, combined with its passion for social justice and service. The full commercial can be seen here. We Are Marquette!
Milwaukee River Challenge 2014
This Saturday marked the 14th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge. With the largest number of participants in history (around 900), it was a race to watch! As the first regatta of our season, only the varsity teams rowed, but the novice got to experience it all at the Harp Irish Pub, with some great views of the passing crews. Thanks to all the parents, friends, and alumni who showed up to support the team, and who helped make it a great success.
The day started off with the Women’s Open 4+ events, in which the Varsity Women has two boats race. The “A” boat, stroked by Emily Riesgraf, finished in 16th place, with a time of 20:47.46, but was quickly followed by the “B” boat, with Becca L'Hote at the helm. The second boat finished in 21:51.12, placing them in 20th place. The next event was the Varsity Men’s 8+, who grabbed a top 10 finish with their time of 17:19.30, finishing in 8th place. The team also had an alumni boat race in this event, who gave it their all and completed the course right behind the VM, at 17:31.97 (11th place). The final event of the day was the Women’s 8+, in which the team had two collegiate boats, and an alumni boat compete. The VW 8+ A finished in 10th place (19:06.45), followed by the alumni boat (13th, 19:32.73), and quickly tailed by the VW B boat at 20:13.03, in 15th place. The Men’s 4+ were ultimately cancelled, due to some heavy wind and river currents. Overall, it was a very successful day of racing, to be followed in two weeks by the Tail of the Fox regatta, where the novice will have their very first race!
Make sure to check out the race photos to check out all the action!
Milwaukee River Challenge - September 20th!
The Milwaukee River Challenge will return to the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers on Saturday, September 20th from 9am-2pm. Marquette Crew will be entering undergraduate and alumni boats in the event this year. The team will also be hosting an event at The Harp for all MU Crew supporters. Come join us to watch the races along the river and cheer on MU Crew!
Summer Blog Series
This summer, we will be posting weekly summer blogs written by Marquette Crew athletes. The blog entries will cover a range of topics, from summer training to life as an MU rower, and more. First up is an entry from Novice Women's Coxswain, Corinne Kwapis '17, on becoming a coxswain for Marquette. You can read her entry and all the others here.