Women's Rowing Gears Up For Fall Focal Point: Head of the Schuylkill


PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania women's rowing team continues to work through the fall portion of the schedule. The Quakers row in competition for the third weekend in a row, competing on its home course Saturday in the Head of Schuylkill.

Penn opened the fall two weeks ago on the Schuylkill, competing in the Navy Day Regatta, and last Sunday the Quakers had three boats at the Head of the Charles in Boston.

"Our fall season is progressing rapidly, and as we continue to train and grow there are lots of areas of optimism and some other areas that we will keep addressing," said second-year head coach Wesley Ng. "The Head of the Schuylkill is one of the oldest head races in America, and we are honored to make it one of the focal points of our fall racing season. We have two alumnae eights racing in the regatta over the full distance, and I hope this becomes the key moment for every generation of Penn Women’s Rowing to renew their connection to the current squad and to share the memory of their formative rowing experiences."

Penn will place 13 boats across seven divisions, including two alumni boats at the end of the day in addition to a mixed alumni boat.

01B - 8:00 AM - Championship Women’s Pair (Penn A, Penn B)
02B - 8:35 AM - Women’s College Frosh / Novice 4+ (Penn A)
06B - 10:10 AM - Women’s Championship 4+ (Penn A, Penn B, Penn C)
07B - 10:45 AM - Women’s College Frosh / Novice 8+ (Penn A)
10B - 1:45 PM - Women’s Club Championship 8+ (Penn A, Penn B)
16C - 3:40 PM - Women’s Championship 8+ (Penn A, Penn B)
18A - 4:10 PM - Men’s Alumni 8+ (Penn A)
18B - 4:10 PM - Women’s Alumni 8+ (Penn A, Penn B)
18C - 4:10 PM - Mixed Alumni 8+ 

In the 2015 regatta Penn finished 1-2 in the Championship 4+ and Club Championship 8+s while placing first in the College Frosh Novice 4+ and second in the College Frosh Novice 8+ and Women’s Championship 8+. These performances added up to Penn winning the Overall College Points Trophy for the regatta. 

"In addition to collegiate racing what makes the Head of the Schuylkill significant is that there are also Olympic medalists that are racing in the Gold Cup and Mayor’s Cup," said Ng. "2016 Olympic gold and silver medalists in the men’s 1X and women’s 1X -- Make Drysdale (NZ) & Damir Martin (CRO) and Kim Brennan (AUS) and Gevvie Stone (USA) -- will also be boating out of the Penn Boathouse for this historic race."