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Gophers drop sole home regatta

Minnesota's rowing team competes against Wisconsin at Lake Phalen in St. Paul on Sunday morning. Wisconsin won every race of the regatta.

Jack Satzinger

May 5, 2014

The Gophers lost every race to Wisconsin on Sunday, but a crowd of about 100 fans still stayed all morning to cheer at Minnesota’s only home regatta since the 2011-12 season. The Gophers’ rowers were all smiles after the races concluded, snapping photos with friends and family on Lake P...

Minnesota prepares for challenging border battle

Jack Satzinger

May 1, 2014

Minnesota was supposed to race at Iowa last weekend, but that regatta was canceled due to poor weather conditions. The Midwest was battered by rain, but head coach Wendy Davis said the wind drove the decision to cancel the race. Now, as the weather starts to calm, the team will shift its focus ...

Minnesota rowers prep for Hawkeyes

The women's rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for their competition against the University of Iowa on Sunday, April 27.

Jack Satzinger

April 24, 2014

The Gophers won just one race in their last regatta. This weekend, after two weeks off, they’re focusing on making sure that doesn’t happen again. Minnesota will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, this weekend for its last regatta of the month and its second-to-last competition before the Big Ten...

Gophers open Big Ten season, win one race

Jack Satzinger

April 14, 2014

The Gophers lost to Michigan and Michigan State over the weekend, winning just one event in the first varsity four against the Spartans. Those losses came to highly touted schools that may be even better than advertised. Michigan entered the week as the No. 10-ranked team in the nation, and Michigan ...

Minnesota set to open up Big Ten play in Ann Arbor

Jack Satzinger

April 10, 2014

For the past two months, the Gophers escaped the frozen Mississippi River for regattas in California, Tennessee and Boston. Now, as the Minnesota winter finally turns to spring, the team’s Big Ten season begins. “It’s all about the Big Ten,” head coach Wendy Davis said. “Her...

Minnesota impresses out East

Jack Satzinger

April 7, 2014

The Gophers continued their tour of warmer climates over the weekend at the Boston Challenge. Minnesota topped Dartmouth and Rutgers on Saturday in every race except the first varsity eight. The team followed up with a tough contest against Syracuse on Sunday, winning only two varsity races. The Gophers made a p...

Hodnett discovers her passion in the water

Jack Satzinger

April 3, 2014

Lynn Hodnett was a longtime softball player before she set foot in a boat five years ago. While she loved taking the field, she’s found her true calling on the water. “I think rowing just felt more right,” she said. “It was a better fit for my competitive outlet.” While most accomplishe...

Gophers compete, practice over break

Jack Satzinger

March 24, 2014

The Gophers rowing team spent spring break in Tennessee enjoying warmer spring weather, but the trip wasn’t a break. Minnesota competed multiple times and practiced on its days off. “They certainly improved,” head coach Wendy Davis said. The Gophers first competed at the Oak Ridge In...

Gophers start rowing season in Tennessee

Jack Satzinger

March 13, 2014

While temperatures in the Twin Cities have seen an uptick as of late, don’t tell Minnesota’s rowing team. The Gophers are still stuck training indoors. “You could skate from one end of our training facility to the other,” head coach Wendy Davis said with a laugh. Minnesota will get a break...

Badgers take 5 of 6 races

Nate Gotlieb

May 6, 2013

The Gophers women’s rowing team captured the Burning Blade on Sunday at Lake Mendota in Madison, Wis., beating No. 14 Wisconsin’s first varsity eight crew. But the rest of the three-team regatta belonged to the Badgers. Wisconsin won five of six races Sunday, proving why it’s the t...