On Saturday, February 22nd, Marquette Crew traveled to Chicago State University, in Chicago, IL, to attend the 16th annual Chicago Indoor Rowing Championships. We were joined by many other teams, including Purdue, the University of Illinois, University of Chicago, University of Iowa, Michigan State University and DePaul University, among others. All four of our squads had a great showing, with many rowers claiming personal records in their 2k races. Along with the collegiate and novice races, our team also competed in the 1000 meter coxswain race, along with the men’s and women’s open challenge relay (2500m, 5 rowers).

The team had several top ten overall finishes, especially among the novice. The novice women had two rowers in the top ten; Jessica Dreyer who came in 5th place (7:43.4) and Emily Riesgraf in 7th at a 7:53.5. For the novice men, Ricky Kaufmann secured a sixth place finish with a 6:41.8. Under the lightweight event, Rebecca L’Hote finished in 7th place for the varsity women (8:13.1). The coxswains for both the varsity teams also placed well. Steven Burns for the varsity men had a 4th place finish for the Coxswain 1000m race, and Christine Grossman grabbed 3rd place. The final event for the team was the 2500 meter relay, in which both the men and the women had two teams enter, mixed varsity and novice. The women’s A team finished 5th with a time of 7:08.5, and the women’s B team close behind in 7th (7:12.9). Finally, the men’s A team secured a 9th place finish, completing the race in 6:02.6.

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