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ICRI Race Results on RegattaCentral

Sunday April 20, 2014

The Full ICRI Race results, including points standings is up on RegattaCentral. Thank you to all competitors and congratulations to our medal winners.

U of I are State Champions, U Chicago reclaims Women's Points Trophy

Saturday April 19, 2014

Over the weekend, U of I hosted schools from across the state and Midwest in the 2nd Annual Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational. The event featured men's and women's racing in 11 categories. Crews finishing in top spots in each event would score points which contributed to the races for the Men's Points Trophy, Women's Points Trophy, and Illinois State Championship.

The 4+'s racing saw a large variety of crews atop the podium. Northwestern managed to claim two golds and two bronzes in four races. Kansas claimed a gold and a bronze in the Men's Varsity 4+, as well as two silvers in other 4+'s events. Illinois did reach the podium in all of the 4+'s races, including two gold medal performances from the Novice Men's 4+ and the Novice Women's 4+. The also won 1 silver, and two bronzes in other 4+ events. U Chicago also made the podium with a silver in each of the Women's Varsity 4+ and the Women's Novice 4+.

The 8+'s events we dominated by U of I. The Fighting Illini claimed gold in the Novice Men's 8+, both Junior Varsity 8+'s, and both Varsity 8+. U Chicago did pick up the win in the Women's Novice 8+ in a two boat race with Northwestern. U Chicago also picked up 3 silvers in the 8+'s, coming second to Illinois in the Women's JV8+, Men's JV8+, and the Women's Varsity 8+. In the Men's Novice 8+, Northwestern claimed a silver while DePaul outpaced Chicago to claim bronze. Northwestern took two bronzes in other 8+'s events. KU wrapped up their first visit at the ICRI with a powerful second place finish in the Men's Varsity 8+.

At the end of the day, the points were tallied. Illinois topped the Men's Points Standings. Kansas claimed second, 3 points ahead of Northwestern. For Women's Points Standings, U Chicago outmatched Illinois on the strength of a full set of entries and solid performances including a gold in the Novice Women's 8+. Illinois again fell shy of matching Chicago despite this year claiming the Varsity 8+ race. Northwestern finished 3rd in Women's points. The scores for Men's and Women's Points were then tallied to determine the Illinois State Champions. For the second year, U of I sat atop the standings with 148 points. U Chicago pulled ahead of Northwestern this year in points, netting 114 to Northwestern's 102. DePaul rounded out the standings with 28 points from their Men's Team.

Thank you to our sponsors National Metal Works and Foster Swift. Next Year's ICRI prep is already underway - the next year's race will be April 18th, 2015.

ICRI Venue Moved to Parnell Exhibition Area of Clinton Lake

Friday April 18, 2014

The venue has been moved to the Parnell Exhibition area of Clinton Lake. The venue is about 3 miles from the original venue - an updated map with directions can be found here. Directions can be found via Google Maps to the race venue. There will be remote parking if the main regatta area overflows. Parking will be reserved for trailers, coaches, and adaptive learn-to-row athletes.

Men's and Women's Exec Boards Approve Measure to Support Adaptive and Veteran Athletes

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Last Thursday, the Executive Board of the Men's and Women's Rowing Clubs voted to approve a measure to create a reduced dues structure for Adaptive and Veteran athletes. This measure is meant to support Veteran athletes on campus by making competitive Club Varsity sports more accessible. It is also meant to help foster the Adaptive Rowing Club which will be starting next year as a competitive intercollegiate club varsity sport.

Illinois Races in Triple-Double Duel in Michigan

Monday April 14, 2014

The Fighting Illini continued their season at the Don Lubbers Cup in Spring Lake, MI. Each crew raced three races, once each Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, and Sunday Morning. The Women's Novice 4+ had a lot of success against a field of primarily Varsity and Lightweight 4+'s. They pulled out an open water victory in their Saturday Afternoon race. The Men's Novice 8+ had a very competitive day, beating Purdue and Michigan's 2F's, even leading over Michigan State's 1F at the 1000m during their Saturday Morning race. The crew struggled to finish of MSU though and three late race crabs in the chop saw MSU capitalize and pull ahead finishing up one seat.

Full results are posted on Row2k: Day 1 & Day 2.

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