UNIVERSITY OF IOWA VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2 ATHLETICS HAWK EY E ROWI NG NEW S NOVEMBER 2009 HAWKEYES FINISH THE FALL IN STYLE INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Dear Parents, Fans and Alumni, LETTER FROM 1 THE COACHING After what proved to be a historic Fall campaign, the STAFF Hawkeyes move indoors for the season, ready to put in the long miles that will help us reach the NCAA HEAD OF THE 2 IOWA RESULTS Championships in Sacramento. Our efforts will be greatly aided by the P. Sue Beckwith, MD Boathouse, NOTRE DAME 3 with its climate controlled ergometer room and state- REGATTA RECAP of-the-art rowing tank. Being one of the few pro- AND PICTURES grams in the country with a facility of this caliber Varsity and Novice work together during a winter workout will no doubt play a large part in how we fare in SPOTLIGHT ON 4 THE PARENTS’ the spring season ahead. TENT The last two races of the season continued to build on the early success of the Hawkeyes, with a clean sweep of all of the events at the long overdue Head of the Iowa in front of a roar- ing home crowd, and some great finishes against tough competition at the Notre Dame Re- gatta. These two races marked the first time our Novices raced as Hawkeyes, and they made the most of their debut, winning the Novice 8 event at both regattas, the first time an Iowa novice crew has ever gone undefeated in any season. However, the Fall is now in the books and the Hawkeyes are heading indoors for winter conditioning, during which time we must make great strides in both our fit- ness and our technique if we are to continue our successes on the water. To break up the monotony of indoor practices, we are training toward a team triathlon sched- uled in February, with running, swimming, and erging events totaling up to prove who is the fastest and fittest Hawkeye on the team. The coaching staff may make an appearance, so the Hawks are really going to have to put in the miles in the pool, on land, and on the rowing machine if they want a chance at winning. Aside from providing some friendly competition during winter workouts, the staff is poised to do our part in helping the team reach their personal and season goals. With a total of 7 coaches between our fulltime and volunteer staff, a team rigger and a great administrative support team, we can give each athlete both the individ- ual attention they need and the ability to focus on their goals of an appearance at the 2010 NCAA Championship. On Iowa! Drew Cowens A view of the Novice 8 from the Park Road Bridge during the Head of the Iowa HAWKEYE ROWING NEWS Page 2 RACE RESULT S The Varsity 8 in action at the Head of the Iowa Varsity 8 Varsity 4+ Iowa A 12:10.9 Iowa A 13:16.8 Minnesota A 12:19.4 Minnesota A 13:35.4 Iowa B 12:29.4 Iowa C 13:43.0 Minnesota C 12:35.9 Minnesota B 13:47.2 Minnesota D 12:47.0 Iowa B 13:49.9 Kansas State A 12:55.2 Iowa D 13:56.6 Minnesota B 12:57.7 Minnesota C 14:00.1 Iowa C 12:58.9 Minnesota D 14:11.0 Kansas State B 13:23.2 Creighton A 14:56.3 Drake 13:28.4 Creighton B 15:21.0 Creighton 13:33.6 Drake A 14:30.2 Kansas State C 13:54.8 Drake B 15:25.4 Augustana 14:37.4 Novice 8 Iowa A 13:13.2 Kansas State A 14:02.7 Minnesota C 14:11.6 Minnesota A 14:23.2 Drake A 14:51.5 Minnesota B 14:55.0 Iowa B 14:57.8 Creighton A 15:14.0 Augustana A 16:42.6 The varsity and novice team with Herky after a sweep of events at the Head of the Iowa VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2 Page 3 NOTRE DAME REGATTA October 30th & November 1st, 2009 Saturday V4 Results Novice 8 Results 1 Notre Dame C 14:27.8 1 Iowa 13:41.1 2 Iowa A 14:40.8 2 Indiana 13:46.9 3 Notre Dame D 14:43.0 3 Michigan State 13:52.2 4 Iowa C 15:03.8 4 Notre Dame 14:31.4 5 Indiana B 15:11.0 6 Iowa D 15:15.5 7 Indiana C 15:16.1 8 Indiana A 15:16.6 9 Iowa B 15:20.9 10 Notre Dame B 15:23.9 11 Notre Dame A 15:24.7 13 Indiana D 16:52.5 The Hawkeye Novice 8 approaching the finish line Sunday V4 Results- Group A 1 Iowa A 14:26.8 Varsity 8 Results 2 Michigan State A 14:39.9 1 Michigan State 12:35.8 3 Michigan State B 14:51.5 2 Iowa 12:40.3 4 Notre Dame A 14:59.2 3 Notre Dame 13:05.9 5 Indiana A 15:11.8 4 Indiana 13:09.9 Sunday V4 Results- Group B 2nd Varsity 8 Results 1 Notre Dame B 14:39.2 1 Michigan State 12:58.7 2 Michigan State C 14:56.9 2 Iowa 13:03.0 3 Iowa B 15:10.1 3 Notre Dame 13:20.8 4 Notre Dame C 15:12.0 4 Indiana 13:43.4 5 Indiana B 15:56.0 Iowa’s V4 en route to a victory in their event on Sunday Iowa Rowing SPOTLIGHT ON THE PARENTS’ TENT! One of the ways Iowa Rowing stands out from our competition is the great support from our parents’ as- sociation. Every race sees a great spread and a lot of support from our fans, and a few looks of jealousy from other teams. Thanks for everything you do, and we can’t wait to cheer with you in the Spring! Athletes, Parents and Coaches enjoying a great meal after a great day of racing at Notre Dame Contact Information and Points of Interest for Parents/Alumni Parents’ Association organizers and contact information: Brad and Carla Miller Phone: 815-738-2525 E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on the Beckwith Boathouse, including ways to contribute go to: http://www.uifoundation.org/athletics/boathouse/ Our mobile parents’ tent! Helpful websites to stay connected : www.iowarowing.com *We need your pictures for our site! Email carrie- email@example.com www.row2k.com A little friendly competition between Molly Pollpeter (L) from the varsity squad and Susie Stralina of the novice team.