Rowing To Scrimmage With Kansas On Saturday

Rowing To Scrimmage With Kansas On Saturday

first_imgLAWRENCE, Kan. – The Drake University rowing team travels to Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday for a controlled scrimmage against the Kansas Jayhawks on the Kansas River. The teams will race head-to-head in seven total races that feature each team’s varsity 8, 2nd varsity 8 and varsity 4 boats. The course distance for each race on the Kansas River will range from 500 meters to 1,250 meters with each team rotating rowers and coxswains in-and-out for each race. The goal is for the teams to try a variety of lineup combinations. “Saturday is going to be a tune-up for us to find some speed in our lineups as we get closer to our first official completion in a couple of weeks at the Lubbers Cup,” said Drake head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “Doing this scrimmage early in the season gives us a chance to look at different boat combinations and we get some people back who were out against Alabama last week. It’s a great opportunity for not only our rowers, but also our coxswains to go up against a great team in Kansas.” Drake will have its official spring completion debut at the Lubbers Cup, held in Grand Haven, Mich., April 9-10. “We are a deep team this season so it can be more difficult to find the right lineups,” DiSilvestro said. “It is important to find our best lineups that give us the most speed in our eight boats and our four boat. We are excited to get out on the water Saturday in what should be great conditions.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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