2012 GW Rowing Invitational Launches This Friday and Saturday
April 4, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington Rowing Invitational, the largest collegiate rowing competition in the Washington metropolitan area, will take place this Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 on the Potomac River race course. GW's rowing programs will host the event, which began in 1988, and welcome boats from UC San Diego, Cornell, Duquesne, Georgetown, Holy Cross, MIT, Navy and Saint Joseph's this weekend.
Racing commences on Friday from 1-4 p.m. and resumes with two Saturday sessions from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony. Marquee races are scheduled for Saturday afternoon between 2-4 p.m.
The 2,000-meter, buoyed course begins near the Spout Run area of the Potomac River with the finish line at Washington Harbour (3050 K Street, NW) in Georgetown. GW Rowing is headquartered at Thompson Boat Center (2900 Virginia Avenue, NW) a short distance from Washington Harbour near the intersection of Rock Creek Parkway and Virginia Avenue, NW. Both sites are easily accessible via Metro from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station on the Orange and Blue lines.
Thursday morning on the FOX 5 Morning Show, Holly Morris was live from the Thompson Boat Center as both the men's and women's rowing teams showed Holly the daily routines of some of GW's most-dedicated student-athletes. Watch here as Holly participated in ergometer training with members of the men's rowing team, learned how to properly cox a crew with members of the women's team and then put her skills to the test when she hit the water with the men.
Admission is free, and spectator viewing areas are located along the promenade at Washington Harbour at 3050 K Street, NW. Fans will be able to enjoy all races in their entirety on television monitors near the finish line and on the promenade.
GW Rowing and GWsports.com are partnering with USRowing for the second consecutive year in providing multiple camera angles and audio commentary for enhanced full-race coverage at the venue and via live video streaming on GW All-Access, the subscription-based multimedia video platform for GWsports.com. Subscriptions are $9.95 per month and $79.95 annually. For questions regarding GW All-Access, visit http://cbssportscs.custhelp.com/.
Men's squads from George Washington, UC San Diego, Cornell, Georgetown, Holy Cross and the U.S. Naval Academy will compete for the Oliver T. Carr Bowl, while women's teams from George Washington, Duquesne, Georgetown, MIT, Navy and Saint Joseph's will compete for the Howard W. Wilkins Bowl. The team with the highest overall point total will receive the Gilbert H. Hood, Jr. Trophy.