CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson and Lake Hartwell are set to play host to the sixth annual Clemson Invitational this weekend. Twenty of the nation’s best programs, including eight nationally-ranked teams and five more who received votes in this week’s CRCA/USRowing poll, will compete in one of the top collegiate rowing events in the Southeast. The regatta will feature finals for each event and crown a team champion on Sunday. The team championship will be determined by the results of the 1V8, 2V8 and 1V4 boats.
The action gets underway Saturday morning with races from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The teams will then face different opponents and compete in the same events later in the day, between 5 and 7 p.m. The lane assignments for the finals will be determined by each boat’s cumulative Saturday point total. Session winners will be awarded seven points, with each successive finisher earning one less point. Sunday’s action is scheduled to take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Clemson will honor its seniors following the trophy presentation.
Clemson is set to compete in the 1V8, 2V8, 3V8, 1V4 and 2V4, with two Tiger boats to row in the 2V4.
The Tigers are coming off a successful weekend at the Sunshine State Invite, where four of the five Clemson boats that competed won medals, including gold medals by the 1V4 and 2V4 and bronze medals by the 2V8 and 3V8. Following their gold medal performance, the Clemson 2V4 crew of coxswain Megan Kauffeld, stroke Catherine Schrieber, three-seat Isabella Beckler, two-seat Emily Ash and bow Hannah Maeser was then named ACC Crew of the Week for this week.