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Badgers devour Gophers at Lake Phalen over the weekend

Minnesota's first varsity four rows against Wisconsin on Sunday morning on Lake Phalen in St. Paul, Minn.  The boat finished four seconds ahead of Wisconsin.

Dane Mizutani

April 30, 2012

Minnesota entered its regatta with Wisconsin this weekend and knew it was overmatched in both program history and team experience. It showed Sunday. The Gophers lost all but one race to the Badgers at Lake Phalen in St. Paul over the weekend. “There’s a reason that they’re ranked No. 9 in the country and we...

Minnesota returns for first home regatta in two years

Dane Mizutani

April 26, 2012

  It’s been more than two years, but a rowing competition will finally return to the Twin Cities on Sunday at Lake Phalen in St. Paul. Minnesota will host its first regatta since April 24, 2010 this weekend against rival Wisconsin. While it’s technically a home meet, the Gophers lack ...

Call of the coxswain

Freshman coxswain Jackie Stein instructs Katherine Moran, Jamie Friscia and two other rowers in the first varsity four boat Tuesday at practice on the Mississippi.

Dane Mizutani

April 26, 2012

Jackie Stein stands at 4 feet 11 inches and literally has to look up to her teammates as a freshman on the Gophers varsity rowing team. Off the water, Stein comes across as shy and doesn’t attract attention. Before practice Tuesday, she sat quietly in the boathouse while her teammates’ conversat...

Former novice becomes a top rower

Ali Haws rows during practice Wednesday on the Mississippi River. Haws started as a member of the novice team and has worked her way up to the first varsity eight.

Dane Mizutani

April 19, 2012

Ali Haws didn’t start rowing until her sophomore year in college. Now a senior, she is among the top members of Minnesota’s rowing team. Haws was a star volleyball player at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Ill. She was named all-state honorable mention as a senior. She was also ...

Minn. struggles against top-tier talent at Virginia Invitational

Dane Mizutani

April 16, 2012

  The Gophers rowing team battled top-tier competition over the weekend at the Virginia Invitational and held its own throughout the first day of competition. The second day was a different story. Minnesota placed first in the second varsity eight, first varsity four and first novice eight race...

Gophers’ first varsity 8 grows amid injuries

Dane Mizutani

April 12, 2012

This weekend at the Virginia Invitational in Charlottesville, Va., the Gophers’ first varsity eight, like Tiger Woods, need to stop thinking so much. Minnesota’s top boat raced at full strength for the first time all season last weekend, but head coach Wendy Davis said they still overthink...

Minnesota has bittersweet weekend in Indiana

Dane Mizutani

April 9, 2012

  Minnesota opened its Big Ten rowing season with a double dual against Indiana and Ohio State over the weekend and now has a better idea of where it stands in the conference. There was no middle ground for the Gophers at the regatta Saturday — it was all or nothing for the squad. The team ...

Gophers will use Double Dual as a test

Dane Mizutani

April 5, 2012

  Minnesota will open its Big Ten rowing season this weekend with a Double Dual in Bloomington, Ind. The Gophers’ first scheduled conference regatta at Iowa was changed to a scrimmage at the last minute because Iowa could not get a permit to race on the water. This time around, everything...

Novice team places fourth in Grand Final over the weekend

Dane Mizutani

April 2, 2012

  In a weekend when only its novice crews competed, Minnesota left the San Diego Crew Classic this weekend with a somewhat disappointing fourth-place finish in the Grand Final on Sunday. But it was a great step in the right direction for assistant coach Andy Foltz. “Our number one goal coming ...

Gophers’ novice group to row in San Diego Crew Classic

Katherine Windsor, 3rd from front, rows during practice with the varsity team Wednesday afternoon on the Mississippi River.  Windsor rowed for the novice team during 2010-11 season.

Dane Mizutani

March 29, 2012

Upon arriving on campus as college freshmen, many incoming athletes who didn’t make it to the next level in their respective sports struggle to temper their competitive edge.  That’s where novice rowing can serve as an outlet for some. Minnesota’s novice rowing team gives stude...