U-M Set to Compete in Prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta

Oct. 17, 2013

Live Webcast

Sunday, Oct. 20 -- 49th Head of the Charles Regatta (Boston, Mass.), 3:06 p.m.

The University of Michigan rowing team will send its varsity eight A crew to compete in the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta on Sunday (Oct. 20) in Boston, Mass. The team will race against 39 other crews in the Women's Championship Eights race beginning at 3:06 p.m. The Head of the Charles is one of the largest and most prestigious regattas held in North America. The race will be available for viewing via webcast at HOCR.org.


• Making the trip for the Wolverines will be Shannon Winchell (Sacramento, Calif./St. Francis), Priscilla Livingston (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley), Sam Heron (Victoria, B.C./Claremont Secondary School), Emily Idoni (Fenton, Mich./Fenton), Chrissy Holm (North Oaks, Minn./Hill-Murray), Jessica Eiffert (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima), Bryna Oleshansky (Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden), Amanda Elmore (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) and Francesca Derteano (Hyannis, Mass./The Kent School) as the coxswain.

• Former University of Michigan standout Felice Meuller (2009-12), fresh off a gold medal earned this summer at the 2013 World Rowing Championships, will compete with USRowing crew in the Women's Championship Fours race at 2:39 p.m.

• A University of Michigan alumni crew will race in the Women's Alumnae Eights race on Saturday, Oct. 19 against 36 other crews.

• The team hosted an exhibition regatta on Sunday, Oct. 6, against defending national champion Ohio State at Belleville Lake. The Wolverines claimed their lone victory in the fourth race in the second flight, when Michigan's C boat earned the win against Ohio State's C and D crews.

• Last year the Wolverines finished 16th in the women's championship eight event at the regatta with national teams from the United States, Canada and the Netherlands all participating. In addition, a "Great 8" crew was assembled, pitting the eight best scullers from around the world in one single boat together.