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New races, Devil's Lake event, highlight 2014-15 men's rowing slate

Wisconsin returns to Devil's Lake State Park for racing in 2015, with eyes towards the future.

Aug. 4, 2014

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MADISON, Wis. -– Head coach Chris Clark is pleased to announce the 2014-15 competition schedule for the Wisconsin men’s rowing team.

“We are very excited to augment our schedule with some new races this season plus further develop our Devil’s Lake venue for this year’s Jabo[blonic], Cochrane, and Congram Cups,” Clark said. “In the fall, we are now going to the Princeton Chase the very next Sunday after the Head of the Charles. Princeton University, the hosts, have been supportive of Wisconsin Rowing for a long time and we felt that while competitively the race is top notch, we also can help support and grow the event.”

The schedule looks similar to recent ones, with a few twists added in. The fall begins at the Head of the Charles in Boston on Sunday, Oct. 19, before the team splits up for the Head of the Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and the Princeton Chase in Princeton, New Jersey, on Sunday, Oct. 26. The Badgers have long attended the Head of the Charles and the Head of the Iowa, but the Princeton Chase is new to the docket.

UW will close out fall racing with the Head of the Huron on Sunday, Nov. 2, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The spring racing season begins with a new race at Syracuse on Saturday, April 11, in Syracuse, New York.

“As for the Syracuse addition, we are very pleased to add such a traditional power to our racing slate,” Clark said. “Most teams are ‘cup tied’ with long-standing rivalries that allow little flexibility but both Dave Reischman (Syracuse Head Coach) and I really felt both programs needed this and we both hope it lasts decades like so many other of the matchups in our sport”.

The Badgers then send their top crews to the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, in Redwood City, California. Also on April 18, UW will race the rest of its team against Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering on Lake Mendota for the program’s first home race of the season.

The Badgers remain hosts, but take a 45-minute ride to Baraboo and Devils Lake State Park for racing on Saturday, May 2, against Boston University, MIT and Northeastern.

“At Devil’s Lake, besides hosting the May races, we hope to expand the Devil’s Lake venue to accommodate bigger regattas in the future including possibly women’s Big Ten’s and the Men’s IRA National Championships,” Clark explained.

Championship season follows, with the 2015 Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Championships set for Sunday, May 17 on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Should the Badgers qualify, they will close the season at the 2015 Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships, Friday-Sunday, May 29-31, in West Windsor, New Jersey.

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