Rowing Hosts Scrimmage on the Monongahela

  • By Jonathan Hevron
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  • March 28, 2014 04:08 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University rowing team will host George Mason for a varsity scrimmage on the Monongahela River on Saturday, March 29, at 11 a.m.
“Coach (Ted) Nagorsen and I have planned to conduct a scrimmage this weekend instead of the usual 2k race. A scrimmage of multiple pieces with the opportunity to change lineups as we proceed better serves our programs at this early point of the racing season,” says coach Jimmy King. “Considering that we've both had late starts on the water due to the sustained inclement weather, the scrimmage format is more beneficial."
The crews will launch from the WVU Boathouse near the Wharf District at approximately 10 a.m. Both crews will run flights back and forth, starting and ending near the Edith Barill Park.
The scrimmage will consist of three flights of boats. The first two flights will be varsity eights, with each school having an A and B boat. The third flight will be between an A and B boat for both crews in varsity fours.
Spectators are encouraged to view the action from the Edith Barill Riverfront Park in Star City, located alongside Frontier Street, between Leeway Street and University Avenue.