UST Crew Club to row in North Star Challenge here Saturday

UST Crew Club to row in North Star Challenge here Saturday

A regatta (for the uninitiated, that's a boat race) will be held here at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The UST Crew Club is competing, along with rival clubs from Winona State, Macalester, Michigan Tech, Lawrence University and St. Cloud State, in the North Star Challenge. It's one of UST's largest home regattas, and you're invited to watch and cheer (wildly, wildly!).

You can see the competition best from the Minneapolis Rowing Club or near the University of Minnesota river flats. Here's directions to the rowing club's boat house: Take Cretin Avenue north to Marshall Avenue. Take a left on Marshall, cross the bridge and take the first left. The boat house is located next to the river on the left-hand side.

Results from Head of the Charles: The UST Crew Club reported "huge success" at the Head of the Charles Regatta, the world's largest two-day rowing event, last weekend in Boston.

The crew club, which has grown and improved markedly over the past few years, spent much of the fall preparing for the three-mile race on Boston's Charles River.

UST's women's varsity eight boat beat competitors from six varsity programs – a great accomplishment for UST, which has a club-sponsored team. They finished two minutes behind the winning boat from Yale University and improved their previous time by more than a minute. The crew avenged an Oct. 8 loss to Northwestern at the Head of the Rock regatta along the Rock River in Rockford, Ill.

The men's varsity eight beat 20 varsity programs for its best-ever finish in Boston. They beat the University of Minnesota's varsity eight for the first time in program history. The men rowed their best race of the season, finishing in the top third of 60 crews and less than a minute behind the winning boat.