Rowing Tested by Drake in Spring Scrimmage
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas rowing continued its spring preparation with a scrimmage against Drake University on Saturday in the friendly waters of the Kansas River. After a week of seat racing and 2k tests the Jayhawks ran trail races against Drake in the first varsity eight, second varsity eight, first varsity four and second varsity four boats.
Results were not made available for the exhibition race.
“We made some technical changes over spring break and I thought they applied them pretty well,” stated Kansas head coach Rob Catloth. “It got pretty windy and choppy today in the first 750m of the second race and they were holding good stroke rates and they were rowing and applying the technical changes we made during those pieces.”
Even with the less than favorable weather the Jayhawks were able to complete five pieces ranging from 1,250 meters, 1,000 meters and 500 meters. This allowed them to work on each part of the race from the start to sprints.
“I was pleased with how they rowed, it was a good confidence builder on the changes we made and being able to race in the challenging conditions we faced prepared us even more for the Knecht Cup,” concluded Catloth.
Kansas will have an off week next week and will shift their focus as they prepare for the prestigious Knecht Cup in West Windsor, New Jersey. The Knecht Cup will feature over 70 teams coming from all across the nation.
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