Rowing Completes Scrimmage Against GW

  • By Julie Brown
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  • March 17, 2012 09:14 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The West Virginia University rowing team participated in a scrimmage against George Washington, Saturday, on the Occoquan Reservoir in Lake Ridge, Va.

"Today was very productive for our team,” says coach Jimmy King. “Our crews were able to work on various racing elements in a highly competitive setting that can't be duplicated when training alone."

The Mountaineers competed against the Colonials in the varsity eight, the second varsity eight, the varsity four and the second varsity four.

Competition was formatted into two sessions comprised of racing pieces. The morning session included two five minute pieces used to simulate the start of a race, two pieces used to simulate the middle of a race, and one piece used to simulate the end of a race.

The afternoon session included six timed pieces that focused on the same racing elements as the morning session.

"We gained some valuable information from our scrimmage with George Washington that will aid us significantly this week as we prepare for the opening of our racing season,” concludes King.

The Mountaineers will open their spring racing season on Saturday, March 24 when they travel to Lake Lure, N.C. to compete against UNC and Georgetown.