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Red-Hot Rowing Team Heads to Clemson
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Release: 04/19/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – The 20th-ranked Duke rowing team will compete against some of the top teams in the country this Saturday and Sunday at the Clemson Invitational on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C.

In the varsity eight alone, the Blue Devils will line up against No. 3 Virginia, No. 5 UCLA, No. 13 Michigan and No. 19 Cornell. Duke will compete in 18 total races at the event with entries in the second varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity four, third varsity four, novice eight and second novice eight. In all, eight ranked teams make up part of the field.

A live stream of the event, courtesy of Clemson athletics, is available at the following link:

For the second straight regatta, Duke will take on top-ranked competition after squaring off against five top-10 programs at the San Diego Crew classic on April 6-7. There, the Duke varsity eight edged No. 14 Wisconsin to take third place in their opening heat and earn a berth to the Grand Final of the prestigious Jessop-Whittier Cup. Coupled with another Grand Final appearance from the varsity eight, the performance was enough to bump Duke into the CRCA/US Rowing Top-20 Coaches Poll.

The Duke V8, V4 and 2V8 all recorded their best times of the season at the San Diego Crew Classic and have had two weeks of practice to prepare for the Clemson Invitational. This will be one of Duke’s final two regattas before the ACC Championships on May 12. Following the Clemson Invitational, Duke will face Wisconsin and Michigan State in Charlottesville, Va., on April 27.

Clemson Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Lake Hartwell)
April 20-21, 2013

Duke Race Schedule

Saturday, April 20
9:07 a.m.             Varsity Eight
9:28 a.m.             Second Varsity Eight
9:49 a.m.              Varsity Four
10:10 a.m.           Novice Eight
10:31 a.m.           Second Varsity Four
10:38 a.m.           Third Varsity Four
10:45 a.m.           Second Novice Eight
4:40 p.m.             Second Novice Eight
4:47 p.m.             Third Varsity Four
5:01 p.m.             Second Varsity Four
5:22 p.m.             Novice Eight
5:43 p.m.             Varsity Four
6:04 p.m.             Second Varsity Eight
6:25 p.m.             Varsity Eight

Sunday, April 21
9:07 a.m.              Varsity Eight
9:28 a.m.              Second Varsity Eight
9:49 a.m.              Varsity Four
10:10 a.m.           Novice Eight
10:24 a.m.           Second Varsity Four
10:31 a.m.           Third Varsity Four