Crew finishes year at Atlanta

The Minnesota men’s club crew team closed out its season in style last Saturday. Rowing at the 1996 Olympic venue in Atlanta, the Gophers competed in the second-largest regatta in the world.
In the first event, the Gophers’ lightweight four came away with a 10-second victory over top-ranked Miami. The crew won the event with a coxswain borrowed from the University of Central Florida.
“Everything just seemed to click,” teammember Dave Tegart said. “After a week of hard practice we really put it together and the coxswain from UCF seemed to fit right in, like we had been rowing with her all year.”
The freshman four came away with a gold medal following a win over Jacksonville, while the novice four took third behind Tennessee and Kansas.
The freshman eight closed the day for Minnesota in grand fashion. After an intense pre-race speech, the Gophers flew to a 43-second win.
With fall over, winter training is starting for the spring season. If interested in rowing or being a coxswain, call 625-6017 or John Stanoch at 651-643-0795.

–From area press release