The Daily Iowan

A river of opportunity

Iowa Rowing Head Coach Andrew Carter follows the team during a practice on June 7, 2018. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, [email protected]

June 13, 2018

Just five years ago, Iowa’s rowing program routinely finished last in the Big Ten. The team had consistently struggled since its conception in 1994, being invited to just one National Championship, in 2001. The Iowa Athletics Department was then faced with the challenge of turning the program...

Rowing breaks school record, places 11th at Nationals

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The rowing team recently finalized their schedule, with two home competitions on Oct. 6 and 7. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, [email protected]

May 29, 2018

The Iowa rowing team proved yet again that it is destined for improvement. After qualifying for the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2001 last season and placing 15th as a team, head coach Andrew Carter’s squad went back-to-back and finished 11th this season. The Hawkeye rowers adva...

Iowa rowing qualifies for nationals

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The rowing team recently finalized their schedule, with two home competitions on Oct. 6 and 7. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, [email protected]

May 16, 2018

Head coach Andrew Carter has led Iowa to its second-consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships, its third in program history. The Hawkeyes are one of 11 teams to earn an at-large berth at the regatta in Sarasota, Florida, on May 25-27. The announcement came May 15 following the various conferences’ r...

Battle-hardened and ready for Big Ten

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The rowing team recently finalized their schedule, with two home competitions on Oct. 6 and 7. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, [email protected]

May 11, 2018

Iowa boats are taking to the waters this weekend in Indianapolis to compete in the Big Ten Championships. The Hawkeyes have steadily progressed forward the past four years under head coach Andrew Carter’s guidance. In 2014, Iowa finished seventh in the Big Ten with 39 points. The following season,...

Rowing downs Michigan State, upsets Michigan

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The rowing team recently finalized their schedule, with two home competitions on Oct. 6 and 7. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, [email protected]

April 9, 2018

Iowa crews took to the waters of Belleville Lake in Wayne County, Michigan, to compete at the Big Ten Double Dual on April 7 with No. 18 Michigan State and No. 6 Michigan. In the morning session, only one varsity boat — the Third Varsity 4 — lost to Michigan State. The Second Varsity 4 crossed th...

Iowa rowing finds out where it stands

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The rowing team recently finalized their schedule, with two home competitions on Oct. 6 and 7. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, [email protected]

April 2, 2018

Iowa rowing took to the waters competitively for the first time this spring season, as it faced No. 2 Cal, No. 10 Stanford, and No. 12 USC at the Pac-12 Invitational. Head coach Andrew Carter and his crews were coming off one of the most successful seasons in Iowa rowing history. The 2017 season...

Rowing ready for the best of the best

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The rowing team recently finalized their schedule, with two home competitions on Oct. 6 and 7. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, [email protected]

March 30, 2018

This year’s rowing schedule is no joke. Iowa will race eight of the top 10 teams in the U.S. Rowing Coaches’ rankings. Iowa’s team sits at No. 17, and it will have a chance at the top teams this weekend at the Pac 12 Invitational in Redwood Shores, California. No. 10 Stanford will host Iowa,...

New season presents opportunity to further rowing’s recent success

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

James Geerdes, [email protected]

October 24, 2017

In 2013, Iowa rowing named Andrew Carter its head coach after finishing its season seventh in the Big Ten (among eight teams) for two years in a row. Fast forward to the 2017 season. Carter and his squad competed on the national stage. In May, the squad finished 15th nationally at the NCAA Rowing Champi...

Hawkeye rowers face one more challenge at Boston

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The rowing team recently finalized their schedule, with two home competitions on Oct. 6 and 7. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, [email protected]

October 20, 2017

Boston holds arguably the biggest rowing event of the year this weekend in the 53rd-annual Head of the Charles Regatta. More than 52 sanctioned events will be held on the Charles River throughout Saturday and Oct. 22, with groups ranging from Youth Eights to Senior Veteran singles, where some c...

Iowa rowing set for first scrimmage

Maddy Murphy looks upfield during a match against the University of Indiana Field Hockey team on Friday, 29 Sept., 2017. Iowa won the match 4-3. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, [email protected]

October 5, 2017

Iowa rowing will host its first scrimmage of the year today at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. on the Iowa River. The Hawkeyes will race Indiana and Wisconsin. Last season at the NCAA rowing championships in May, the Badgers’ varsity crew rowed its way to a ninth place in the final team standings....

New rowers, new medals

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

James Geerdes, [email protected]

October 2, 2017

The Hawkeye rowers brought home three medals on Sept. 30 in the form of two golds and a bronze. The Novice 4+ teams of Katherine Rygh, Olivia Hansen, Kayla Jensen, Chloe Creekmur, and coxswain Madeline Baron won the event in 19:50.927, 40 seconds ahead of second-place Drake. Iowa’s other Novice 4+...

Young Iowa rowers start to rock the boat

Iowa's rowing team practices on the Iowa River on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The rowing team recently finalized their schedule, with two home competitions on Oct. 6 and 7. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

September 28, 2017

Iowa rowing is sending 40-plus of its newest members into uncharted waters on Saturday. By James Geerdes [email protected] Saturday marks rowing’s first event of the season, but it means something more to its new athletes. Forty-plus athletes will dip their oars into the waters competitively for the fi...