GW Rowing Hosts George Washington Invitational This Weekend
Colonials Host Two Days of Racing on Potomac River
April 8, 2014
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WASHINGTON - The George Washington Rowing Invitational, the largest collegiate rowing competition in the Washington metropolitan area, launches on Friday, April 11 for the first of two days of racing on the Potomac River race course.
GW's rowing programs will host the event, which began in 1988, and welcome boats from Georgetown, Navy, Duquesne, Saint Joseph's, MIT, Virginia, Holy Cross and UC San Diego. 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.
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 and GWsports.com are partnering with USRowing for the fourth consecutive year in providing multiple camera angles and audio commentary for enhanced full-race coverage at the venue and via live video streaming on RaiseHigh Live, the subscription-based multimedia video platform for GWsports.com. For questions regarding RaiseHigh Live, click here (link).
Along with the live online video streaming, fans attending the event at Washington Harbour in Georgetown will be able to watch and listen to audio commentary for all races in their entirety on a large video screen located along the riverwalk. Fans can also follow @GW_MensRowing and @GW_WomensRowing on Twitter for event coverage links, updates, results and standings.
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.
Men's programs from GW, Navy, Virginia, UC San Diego, Holy Cross and Georgetown will compete for the Oliver T. Carr Bowl, while women's programs from GW, Navy, MIT, Saint Joseph's, Georgetown and Duquesne will vie for the Howard W. Wilkins Bowl. The team with the highest overall point total will receive the Gilbert H. Hood, Jr. Trophy.
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