USC Women's Rowing Shows Promise at Head of Charles

    Oct. 24, 2016

    BOSTON - The USC women's rowing team placed 21st overall in the Women’s Championships Eights event at the Head of Charles Regatta on Sunday, Oct. 23 in Boston.

    USC's varsity eight was on track to have what could have been one of the best performances ever by the Trojans at the Head of Charles. As the Women of Troy passed the halfway point, USC was on the move with split times in the top ten, just a few second from being in the top six. The Trojans fell upon some bad luck just before the Eliot Bridge as USC's boat was pushed into a line of buoys by a large gust of wind. The buoy line became tangled around one of the blades bringing the boat to a stop. After untying the oar, the Women of Troy continued the race, but were passed by many crews from behind.

    "Although this result was frustrating, the crew felt good about how they raced and we are all confident that we will have a very competitive boat going into the spring racing season," said head coach Zenon Babraj.

    The race was called by coxswain Kaelyn Ibold with Athina Angelopoulou at stroke. Radka Novotnikova was in the seventh seat followed by Chloe Brew, Astrid Steensberg, Krete Koovit, Nikoline Laidlaw, Sofia Sobotta and Ida Gørtz Jackobsen in the bow.

    The crew's next action will take them to the Head of the American Regatta in Gold River, Calif on Saturday Oct. 24.