October 11th, 2015

East Lansing, MI


Laker Navy Has Strong Showing at Head of the Grand

Traveling with a full trailer and lots of excitement, the Laker Navy made its way over to East Lansing for the Head of the Grand Regatta. This marked the beginning of the fall racing season and the first time that the novice represented Grand Valley in competition. The novice boats all performed well, with the novice men winning their race and the novice women taking second. Novice rower, Ian Marlow, remarked, “I was really excited to race today and had a blast on the water. It was an early morning but totally worth it.”

The varsity men also had a good day, sweeping the pairs event and winning the eight. Additionally, the varsity women have been showing a lot of improvement for such a young squad; today gave them a chance to see where they are before heading into the Head of the Charles next weekend.

Overall the men’s team took first place in the team points competition, highlighted by the novice men’s victory over their competition.

A special thanks goes out to all the parents for showing their Laker pride and providing an awesome food tent. This was another successful trip for the team. Today gave the novice some great learning experience and the varsity some benchmarks for the rest of the season. Thank you for all who came out!

The Grand Valley State University Rowing Club challenges its student-athletes to reach the highest level to which they aspire both academically and athletically, while continuing to build and sustain a nationally competitive intercollegiate rowing program.

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