The Milwaukee River Challenge 2015

Our varsity teams started off the 2015 season with a good showing at the Milwaukee River Challenge. This regatta takes place on the team's home rivers, the Milwaukee River and the Menomonee River. This was also the team's debut race, since the move to the new location, and purchasing the team's own equipment.There was stiff competition for both teams as the Varsity and Alumni boats raced against NCAA programs such as UW-Madison and our cross town competition, the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Other club teams were present as well, including Purdue University and Northwestern University to name a few.

Our Lightweight Women’s Varsity 4+ placed in the top fifty percent of their race with an impressive time of 20:41.87. The women also did well in the Open 8+ with a top fifty percent finish and a time of 19:27.62. The men’s team did very well, and also posted a top 10 finish in the 4+ even for the first time in seven years with a time of 18:30.41. The team also had very good showings from both the Men's Alumni 8+ and Women's Alumni 8+, which represented a number of classes from 2000 to 2015. The Men’s 8+ posted a time of 17:35.39 and the Women’s 8+ rowed a 20:39.60. Great job to all current rowers and alumni! Next the team heads off to De Pere, Wisconsin for the Tail of the Fox!

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