Rowing: Travels to Charleston for Head of Kanawha

  • By Julie Brown
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  • October 14, 2011 02:19 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The West Virginia University rowing team is set to travel to the inaugural Head of the Kanawha on the Kanawha River in Charleston, W. Va., on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The Mountaineers have six entries with one boat set to compete in the women’s open eight competition, three boats in the women’s open four competition and two boats in the women’s singles competition.

“We're excited to join host University of Charleston in the inaugural Head of the Kanawha regatta,” says coach Jimmy King. “This is a great opportunity for our students to visit another part of the Mountain State and for us, as a program, to support UC's efforts in establishing an annual fall event.”

In addition to the University of Charleston, the one-day event will provide competition from Eastern Michigan, which most recently faced Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame on Sept. 18.

Two weekends ago, the Mountaineers finished the Head of the Ohio Regatta with first-place finishes in the women’s open eight and open four competition, and second and third place finishes in the open doubles competition.

A recap of the event will be provided by MSNsportsNET.com.

The event marks the second of five fall regattas for the Mountaineers. The team next travels to the Head of the Schuylkill on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 29.