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Regatta notebook: Rowing Magazine names Oklahoma City a top city for rowing

Oklahoma City was named in the newly released issue of Rowing Magazine as one of the top cities for rowing in the country, along with Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Va., Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area.
by Ed Godfrey Published: September 29, 2012
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Oklahoma City was named in the newly released issue of Rowing Magazine as one of the top cities for rowing in the country.

Oklahoma City was one of the magazine's top picks along with Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Va., Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area.

“The rowing community has done its utmost to make rowing mainstream and it's starting to pay dividends,” the magazine stated about Oklahoma City.

CLEMSON KNOCKS OFF THE CARDINAL

Stanford women's eight crew, which has won the Ackerman Cup three of the last four years in the Head of the Oklahoma, was upset Saturday by Clemson University, which rowed the 4-kilometer course in 14:42.53.

Clemson, competing in the regatta for the first time, defeated the Cardinal by six seconds. The University of Oklahoma finished third with a time of 14:59.57.

MEXICO ROWER WINS JUNIORS RACE

The results of junior men's single event had an international flavor. Juan Flores, 18, of Mexico finished first in a time of 16:52.68.

The United States' Clayton Mathiew, of the Stanford Rowing Center, was second while Canada's Connor Vogt of the Winnipeg Rowing Club was third.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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