Both the varsity and novice teams will be competing in separate events over the weekend. Varsity will travel to New Jersey for the Princeton 3-Mile Chase, competing with two varsity eight boats and two varsity fours.
“This is a young team and I would like them to get a lot of racing experience,” said head coach Carie Graves.
After a slow start to the fall season, Texas is not only looking for success at Princeton but at home as well.
While most of the team will be on the road, a single varsity boat will represent Texas in the women’s open-eight at the Head of the Colorado.
This is Austin Rowing Club’s 29th annual PumpkinHead Regatta. The 5,000-meter race invites crews from all over, including Big 12 rivals Baylor, SMU and Texas A&M. In addition to the varsity race, Texas’ novice team will debut its first races of the season.
“We’ll be ready,” novice head coach Caroline King said.
With four returning team members from last season as coxswains, Texas novices will lead by experience. After weeks of tryouts, the final fall team of 44 girls will showcase their training in their first five-kilometer race. The Head of the Colorado will be held at Festival Beach Park all day Saturday.