Texas Rowing Wraps up the Fall Season in Tennessee

Sam Marie Jackson

As fellow Longhorn athletes move into their final games of the season, Texas Rowing will wrap up theirs at the annual Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tennessee this weekend. The two-day regatta always serves as a challenge as two 5,000-meter races take physical tolls on the athletes.

“We have made a lot of improvements this season and are working every day on finding that ‘rhythm’ within each other.” sophomore Lauren Moberg said. “There is a lot of team chemistry off the water, and as we are continuing our training we are really looking to make that chemistry come to life on the water.”

The regatta not only marks the end of the fall season but also will deliver competition that will provide Texas with insight into its goals in the spring season. Oklahoma will be competing, always looking to take the win. Other boats that Texas will eventually face in Conference USA, like UCF and Tennessee, will be there as well. Since Conference USA, Texas’ affiliate conference in rowing, is an automatic qualifier for the NCAA tournament, it is important not only to perform but also to gauge future competition.