WELCOME TO GSU CREW
For the final regatta of the season, the Gsu crew stayed in Georgia to compete on the Savannah River in Augusta. Initially entered were four boats, a Men's Club 4+, a Mixed 8+, Women's Club 1x, and a Mixed 4+. However, some difficulties were met, and the Women's 1x was scratched, and replaced with a Women's Club 4+. Unfortunately, even though the Mixed 8+ raced, the boat as disqualified as the number of male rowers was greater than the female rowers in the boat. The Women's Club 4+ had never competed nor practiced in their lineups, but the race went smoothly and marked the final race of the season for half of the boat. In the last race of the day, and final race of the season, the Mixed 4+ finished at 22:13.3.
Head of The South marked a beautiful end of the Fall season as we the team said farewell to two of their varsity rowers.
November 5th, Gsu crew traveled back to Chattanooga, Tennessee for one of the biggest head races in the South East. Hundreds of boats raced that day in over 35 events. Entered for Georgia State was Men's College and Club 4+, Mixed Masters 2x, Women's Championship 2x, and a Mixed Open 4+. While the Women's 2x was ultimately scratched, the other three boats continued on with their races. The Men's College and Club 4+ had 58 boats competing total, and the Gsu men finished with a time of 20:27.5. The Mixed Masters 2x had 39 boats racing, and our Gsu double came in with a time of 21:17.8. IN the final event of the day, the Mixed Open 4+, the Georgia State boat comprised entirely of novice rowers competed in a race in which their own coach was entered. They finished with a time of 22:35.6, but were beat by the Atlanta Rowing Club by two minutes.
It was a wonderful day for rowing, and an amazing experience!
Late October, the team traveled to Oak Ridge, Tennessee for this year's Secret City Head Race. The weather was perfect for competing, and entered in the day's races were two Mixed 4+'s, a Men's 4+, and a Mixed 8+. During the Mixed 4+, one of the Georgia State boats placed won bronze in third place, only one second behind UTC, coming in at 21:54.1. The Men's 4+ also raced later that day against 6 other boats, and the race was the milestone for one of the novice coxswains as well. In the final race of the day, Georgia State Mixed 8+ came in second behind UTC at 20:54.9.
The day was a source of pride for the team, having medalled twice, and the regatta went smoothly overall.
On October 8th, 2016 Gsu crew woke up early to make the trek to Chattanooga for the annual Chattanooga Head Race. Entered to race that day was a Men's Varsity 4+, Women's Championship 1x, Mixed 8+, and two Mixed Master 4+'s. Due to the windy weather, the course was shortened from 5000m to 2500m. The wind meant that the Novice Mixed 4 was scratched, but the Varsity Mixed 4 still competed later that day. The Men's Varsity 4+ raced against 27 other boats in the third race of the day, while our team captain came in first for the Women's Championship 1x. Despite the intense winds constantly pushing the boat, the Mixed 8+ still competed, which was the first event for all of the season's novice rowers. The Mixed 4 that stayed in the race won gold as they came in with a time of 10:38.1.
The Chattanooga Head Race was a great intro to the season, and the Gsu crew is proud of it's Women's Championship 1x and Mixed Masters 4+ that won first that day!
Thursday: 6-8 AM
Saturday: 1-3 PM
Sunday: 1-3 PM
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