Kansas rowing reveals 2018-19 schedule
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas rowing revealed its 2018-19 schedule, highlighted by two chances to see the Jayhawks in action in the Sunflower State, on Tuesday afternoon.
KU will start racing a little earlier than in years past and begin its fall slate at the Head of the Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Saturday, Sept. 29. A select number of boats will head south to compete in the two-day event, which includes a crowd favorite – night sprints on Saturday.
The heart of the fall season is the sixth annual Jayhawk Jamboree on Sunday, Oct. 21. Since its inaugural year, the Jamboree has continued to grow and provide an unforgettable atmosphere as fans can cheer on the Jayhawks from the shore of the Kansas River. Fans can enjoy food trucks, music and much more at the Kansas Boathouse.
Kansas will close out its fall season with a trip back to the Sooner State to compete in the Tulsa Fall Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 3. This is the Jayhawks’ last chance to race on the water before winter sets in.
Before the 2019 season starts, Kansas will have several chances to hit the water leading up to the first regatta of the season. The Jayhawks will spend Jan. 10-19 in Tampa, Florida, for their winter training and make their final preparations before the first scrimmage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, March 2.
Kansas will hit the road for the first regatta of the season. The Cooper Sprints will be KU’s first race of the year on Sunday, March 24, in Cooper River Park, New Jersey. The Jayhawks will compete against Duke, North Carolina, Villanova and Big 12 foes Oklahoma and West Virginia, among other schools from around the country.
KU will head east twice during the month of April, as the Jayhawks compete in the Sunshine State Invite April 5-6. While in Sarasota, Florida, Kansas will face in-state rival, Kansas State, along with others.
In their second trip east, the Jayhawks will compete at the George Mason Invite on Sunday, April 14. This marks the third-straight year that Kansas has raced on the Occoquan Reservoir in Virginia. Last year, Kansas brought home gold medals in the First Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Four finals to lead the Big 12 Conference to victory over the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Colonial Athletic Association for the second year in a row.
The Jayhawks look to bring the Kansas Cup back to Lawrence as KU hosts the Wildcats for the annual Dillons Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, May 4, at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kansas.
For the fifth-consecutive year, Oak Ridge, Tennessee will play host to the Big 12 Championship May 18-19, where the Jayhawks will be looking to finish the season strong.
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