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Minnesota rower Becky Kinchen at the Boathouse on Monday, April 29, 2013. Kinchen, a mechanical engineering major, will start a job at Boeing in the summer.

Senior to move from boats to planes

Nate Gotlieb
May 2, 2013

As a sophomore, rower Becky Kinchen had to build a robot as part of her Introduction to Engineering class. So naturally, she created a “row-bot.” Kinchen, a mechanical engineering senior, built...

Tired team fares well

Nate Gotlieb
April 22, 2013

The Gophers rowing teams had a successful weekend at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C., despite a hectic travel schedule. The team recorded four top-three finishes and won one event — a second...

Team perseveres through unusual spring weather

Nate Gotlieb
April 18, 2013

The unusual spring weather has been a blessing and a curse for the Gophers women’s rowing team. Cold weather has limited snowmelt into the Mississippi River, allowing the team to practice on the...

Iowa meet canceled because of unsafe conditions

Nate Gotlieb
April 15, 2013

The Gophers women’s rowing team was eager to prove its merit this weekend against No. 18 Louisville. It’ll have to wait another week to do so. A set of heavy winds and 18-inch whitecaps on...

Senior adds consistency to top boat

Nate Gotlieb
April 11, 2013

The Gophers women’s rowing team has used many rowers in its top boat since 2008. But senior Cassie Drozynski has been one of the mainstays on the top boat, the first varsity eight. Drozynski, a two-time...

Gophers continue dominance

Nate Gotlieb
March 25, 2013

The Gophers rowing team defeated Tennessee over the weekend, winning all of its races in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gophers have won 19 of their 24 races this spring.  They won 15 of 20 races at their first...

Rowing team succeeds despite bad Oklahoma City weather

Nate Gotlieb
March 11, 2013

The Gophers women’s rowing team faced a “smorgasbord” of weather conditions this weekend at the Oklahoma Invitational in Oklahoma City, according to head coach Wendy Davis. But the conditions...

The women's varsity crew practices Saturday, March 2, 2013, on the Mississippi River.

Team practices in cold before first meet

Nate Gotlieb
March 7, 2013

At 8:30 on a frigid Saturday morning, the Gophers women’s rowing team hauled its boats out of the University Boathouse and onto the Mississippi River. The team fought icy conditions during its 80-minute...

Poor weather stunts Head of the Rock meet

Andrew Krammer
October 15, 2012

Torrential rain bogged down and eventually canceled the Gophers women’s rowing team’s second meet of the fall season Sunday in Rockford, Ill. “[It was] supremely windy, a little bit of...

Coach Davis sets sights high after dominant first meet

Andrew Krammer
October 8, 2012

The Gophers women’s rowing team hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 2007. At the Gophers’ first fall season meet Sunday, nearly eight months before the tournament, head coach Wendy...