KU Rowing Completes Weekend Scrimmage at Tulsa

Oct. 20, 2012

Tulsa, Okla. – The Kansas rowing team took a weekend trip to compete in a scrimmage against the University of Tulsa. It is the second taste of competition of the season for each squad and marked the first time that novice rowers competed this year.

On Friday, the Varsity Eight boats raced in an 8,000 meter (five miles) race, a unique event as a typical fall race is only 4,000 meters. KU’s first varsity squad won the race and improved on its performance from the Head of the Oklahoma three weeks ago.

“Our top boat rowed really, really well and our second boat had a really good race on Friday,” KU head coach Rob Catloth said. “Across the board everyone improved and upped the level of their performance.”

On Saturday, the varsity squads competed in a series of scrimmages with more improved performances by KU.

“I’m pretty excited about how we did this weekend,” Catloth said. “All our boats did really well. We made some strong improvements since The Head of the Oklahoma.”

Catloth was also enthused by the performance of the novice rowers in their first competition, who rowed each day in Tulsa.

“It was their first ever row against another University and I hope by being successful it gives them more encouragement to continue to improve and learn the sport better,” Catloth said.

The Jayhawks will complete their fall schedule with a trip to Chattanooga, Tenn. to participate in the Head of the Hooch Nov. 3-4.

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