Jayhawks Open Season with Scrimmage in Oklahoma

CATOOSA, Okla. – Kansas rowing commenced its 2016 spring season with a scrimmage against Tulsa in the waters of the Verdigris River on Saturday. Head coach Rob Catloth was pleased with his squad’s progress under a competitive situation after two months of winter training in Kansas.

Results were not made available for the exhibition race.

“I was pleased that we rowed competitively and composed today,” said Catloth. “That’s what we are looking for: rowing our race, competing as a team, and focusing on ourselves – not letting the other team take us out of our race.”

After taking strokes on the water during a training trip to Tampa, Florida, and taking advantage of some unseasonably warm winter days in Kansas, the Jayhawks came into this weekend looking to be in mid-season form.

“I feel like how we are rowing right now is at a better level than where we were at in the fall season and we are looking to improve as we go through the season,” concluded Catloth.

Returning home, Kansas will shift their focus to next weekend’s season-opening race in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the annual Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational. The Cardinal Invitational will feature a handful of the top rowing programs in the nation, including 18th-ranked Louisville.

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