The Minnesota Daily

Gophers succeed in Iowa, every crew picks up a victory

Dane Mizutani

March 26, 2012

  Minnesota’s women’s rowing team dominated its competition with rival Iowa over the weekend. If only it had actually counted. The Gophers were scheduled to row in their first conference regatta Saturday, but Iowa didn’t get a permit that allowed the two teams to race. Instead...

Gophers travel to Iowa City for meet — err, scrimmage

Dane Mizutani

March 22, 2012

  The Gophers will have to wait a little longer for their first conference regatta of the season. Minnesota was scheduled to row in its first conference regatta against Iowa over the weekend but instead will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, for a scrimmage with the Hawkeyes. “They weren’t able to g...

Back on the water, Gophers tally six first-place finishes

Dane Mizutani

March 19, 2012

  Minnesota opened up its rowing season over the weekend by winning six events on the first day of the Oak Ridge Invitational in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and followed it up with three second-place finishes Sunday. The Gophers’ first meet came after a much milder winter than last year. This seaso...

Illness and injury take their toll on performance in Madison

Josh Katzenstein

May 2, 2011

Coach Wendy Davis compared the Gophers rowing team to the Minnesota Twins. Right now, thatâÄôs not a good thing. Minnesota competed against Wisconsin, and due partly to illnesses and injuries, the Gophers lost five of six races on Lake Mendota in Madison and fell 45-24 based on the Big Ten s...

Times always dropping, Gophers looking to make a run at Badgers

Josh Katzenstein

April 28, 2011

When the Gophers rowing team saw Wisconsin three weeks ago, the Badgers were the much faster team. But Minnesota has finally had consecutive days âÄî even weeks âÄî of practicing on open water, and the Gophers are hoping to narrow that gap when the two face off Sunday. âÄúThey were so much fas...

Second varsity eight wins twice in blustery Boston

Josh Katzenstein

April 18, 2011

MinnesotaâÄôs second varsity eight rowing boat had an impressive weekend, fighting off tough weather and strong competition to win both its heats at the Charles River Challenge in Boston. The GophersâÄô second-best boat held off Radcliffe by half a second Saturday, with Dartmouth and Syrac...

After week of open water practice, Gophers believe times will drop

Josh Katzenstein

April 14, 2011

  The Minnesota rowing team wonâÄôt even be in Boston until Thursday night, but the Gophers already feel somewhat disrespected by their opponents in this weekendâÄôs Charles River Challenge. Minnesota will square off against Harvard, Syracuse and Dartmouth on Saturday while Northeaste...

On open water, Minnesota struggles

Josh Katzenstein

April 11, 2011

A weekend trip to East Lansing, Mich. for the Minnesota rowing team was filled with ups and downs. Unfortunately for the Gophers, though, most of the ups came Friday when the team practiced fully on water for the first time since March 19 and not during the double dual against No. 8 Michigan State and...

Trip to Michigan offers Gophers relief from that ‘hamsters in a wheel’ feeling

Josh Katzenstein

April 7, 2011

The Gophers rowing team hasnâÄôt competed in three weeks, but as the women look ahead to this weekendâÄôs meet against Michigan and Michigan State, theyâÄôre excited just to practice. Lakes in the area have yet to thaw, and this week Minnesota could use only a 300-meter section o...

Finally on open water, boats have strong showing vs. Tennessee

Josh Katzenstein

March 21, 2011

The Gophers rowing team spent the duration of spring break in Tennessee, starting with two scrimmages, before opening the spring season. Despite being relegated to rowing machines because the Mississippi River remained frozen into March, the women did fairly well, winning three of five races in a nonc...