Rowing Travels To MACRA Championship

first_img“This will be our final tune up for conference in two weeks,” DiSilvestro said. “We want to go out Sunday and have a great performance so that we can use the next two weeks for that final piece of conditioning and lock in our lineups then just do a final prep for conference and go out to Princeton.” BETHEL, Ohio – The Drake University rowing team is set to compete at the 2016 Mid-America Collegiate Rowing Association Championship (MACRA) this Sunday at Lake Harsha, a 2,000-meter course located 30 minutes east of Cincinnati, Ohio, in East Fork Lake State Park. MACRA is being hosted at Lake Harsha for the first time after being held in Ypsilanti, Mich. for several years. The course was for the 2015 US Rowing Club Nationals and other US Rowing Youth/Junior regattas. Sunday is the final tune-up for Drake to prepare for its conference championship in two weeks, May 15, when the Bulldogs compete for their second-ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Championship in Princeton, NJ. “We have a few who have raced here in the past so that helps,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “The plan is to get out on the course Saturday to do a swing race and get a feel for the course. It’s a really nice race course that hosts a lot of championships. We are excited to get out and race against some familiar opponents we saw at Lubbers a few weeks ago and some new ones that we haven’t seen before.” Drake next competes at the 2016 MAAC Championship held May 15 in Princeton, NJ with the winner of the annual conference championship securing a bid to the NCAA Championship held May 27-29 in Gold River, Calif. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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