Midwinter Melt Down

On January 25, Marquette Crew attended Midwinter Meltdown Indoor Regatta, hosted by the Mendota Rowing Club at the UW Madison boathouse.  We were joined by MSOE, St. Thomas Crew, Crystal Lake Rowing Club, numerous crossfit organizations and various other teams.  The team competed in the individual 2k events, so each rower finished their own 2k on an erg, along with entering two teams into the Women’s Relay 4 x 500m and one team into the Men’s Relay 4x 500m, and a 1k coxswain race. Many of our rowers beat their own personal records, which count as great accomplishments, for both them and the team.

Congratulations to all the rowers who placed in the top three in their events and got to go home with medals!  From the novice men’s team, Ricky Kaufmann came in third place with a time of 6:55.7. The novice women’s team had two rowers place, with Jessica Dreyer coming in first with a time of 7:51.9, and Hattie Van Metre close behind in third place (08:04.1). The varsity women medaled in both the lightweight and openweight events, with Rebecca L'Hote representing the team under lightweight, finishing third with a time of 8:17.7, and Jenn Varallo and Hannah Mullett placing second and third respectively, with times of 7:55.9 and 7:59.8. Three of our coxswains placed, with Christine Grossman from the varsity women in second (04:16.9), and Corinne Kwapis from the novice women close behind in third (04:19.1), along with Steven Burns from the varsity men (04:12.1) in third for the men. Finally, our women’s mixed relay team, composed of Jenn Varallo, Hannah Mullett, Elle Maus, and Jessica Dreyer placed in second (01:45.5 avg.), missing out on first place by a sliver. We’ll see what else our rowers have in store at CIRC, drawing close on the 22nd of February.


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