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Minnesota swept at home by Wisconsin

Minnesota rowers Meredith Kelly, Joyce Jollands, Lauren Gonsalves, Madison Koch, Lauren Miller, Allison Sterneman, Kersten Schwanz and Emily Appold compete against Wisconsin in the second varsity eight race on Lake Phalen on Sunday morning.

Mike Hendrickson

May 2, 2016

Wisconsin swept Minnesota in all seven races Sunday at Lake Phalen, Minn., in the final tune-up before the Big Ten Championships May 14.     The meet marked the third competition in a row where the Gophers saw the No. 11 Badgers. Minnesota’s boats made big improvements this time around despite not winning a race.     “It...

Minnesota ready for rare home meet

Coxswain Taylor Gainey coordinates and guides the boat at a rowing team practice on the Mississippi River on March 23, 2015.

Mike Hendrickson

April 28, 2016

The Gophers haven’t competed in the spring in Minnesota for two years, but a meet against No. 11 Wisconsin on Sunday will change that.     The team’s race against its Big Ten rival at Lake Phalen, Minn., will also serve as its final tune-up before the Big Ten Champio...

New lineups show improvement

University of Minnesota rowers Lisa Weeks, Jessica Flakne, Catherine Ahrens, Sara Scarbro, Haley Bagley, Anna Greene, Bee Lovick, and Kortney Luedloff practice on the Mississippi River on Monday afternoon.

Mike Hendrickson

April 25, 2016

Fresh lineups for Minnesota led to its varsity boats improving on Saturday at the Big Ten/Big XII Invite in Baraboo, Wis.      The Gophers won four races out of the 12 they participated in, with victories coming from the second varsity eight, the first varsity four and the tw...

‘Enforcer’ leads Gophers first varsity eight

Junior Anna Greene rows during the University's team practice on the Mississippi River on Monday afternoon.

Mike Hendrickson

April 21, 2016

Anna Greene is “the Enforcer” to head coach Wendy Davis.     The junior has been the sixth seat on the first varsity eight for the past two weeks of practice and is the only rower this season the coach hasn’t moved from the boat besides the coxswain.     “I ca...

New boat lineups struggle in Big Ten races

Minnesota's rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on April 22, 2014.

Mike Hendrickson

April 11, 2016

Head coach Wendy Davis didn’t like what she was seeing in practice the week leading up to Saturday’s race against Iowa and Indiana.     She tinkered with the lineups of some of the boats, but it wasn’t enough to pull off an overall victory against the No. 16 Hawke...

Minnesota to take a look at novice rowers

Mike Hendrickson

April 7, 2016

Minnesota will race its first Big Ten event of the season this weekend in Iowa City against Iowa and Indiana.     The Gophers plan to race all members of their roster at the event, which will allow the team to evaluate some of its novice rowers for the first time this season.   &nb...

Minnesota wins four races in its second competition

The rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on Mar. 23, 2015.

Mike Hendrickson

April 4, 2016

Junior coxswain Meredith Kelly knew the finish for the second varsity eight was close on Sunday, but she didn’t know if her boat had beaten Syracuse’s until after the race was over.     “We had no idea who won,” Kelly said. “It was a really, really tight race. W...

Mild winter provides Gophers a head start

Coxswain Taylor Gainey coordinates and guides the boat at a rowing team practice on the Mississippi River on March 23, 2015.

Mike Hendrickson

March 31, 2016

It was a mild winter in Minnesota this year, which is very good news for the Gophers rowing team.     The tame weather meant more time outside on the water for the team instead of indoor practice on rowing machines.     “Imagine a tennis player using a badminton racket, and that’s all they use up until their match, and then you ...

Gophers swept by Wisconsin

Senior Lynn Hodnett practices with the rowing team March 23, 2015, on the Mississippi River.

Jack Satzinger

May 4, 2015

Minnesota’s first varsity eight was neck and neck with Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon until the end of the race. That’s when the No. 9 Badgers powered past the Gophers during the sprint en route to an eight-second victory.    “That was probably the weakest point of our ra...

Gophers shake lineup, seek results

Jack Satzinger

April 30, 2015

The last time Minnesota raced, the first varsity eight fared uncharacteristically poor. The Gophers’ top boat finished sixth out of seven teams in both of its Saturday races and was fifth on Sunday at the Clemson Invite.    After the regatta, Wendy Davis said the ...