The process of attending a rowing meet is arduous but step by step, you love to learn it and all the unexpected adventures that follow.
From the patio for spectators, fans could only see a short stretch of the race where the first varsity eight boats from either team went toe-to-toe before disappearing from view to cross the line further down the lake.
The Wolverines finished last against four ranked teams.
Despite a good outcome, Michigan's struggles in the first varsity eight boat leaves room for growth.
In its first ranked matchup of the season, the No. 5 Michigan rowing team won seven of nine events to cap off its “good but not great” performance, as described by Michigan coach Mark Rothstein.
Michigan couldn't overcome Princeton in the Class of 1987 Cup Regatta.
Michigan finished as the highest-ranked Big Ten team, setting the tone for conference play early as they seek to carry momentum into a crucial winter training period.
All three Wolverine boats in the first three pieces of the day pulled ahead of the Eagles, coming in first, second and third, respectively.
Michigan beat out several highly-ranked teams, placing behind only the University of California.
The Wolverines sent two eights to the 52nd annual Head of the Charles regatta in Boston.